Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe by Julia Jarman


Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe by Julia Jarman

When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Cancan Cafe. But will his auditions fall flat on their face? No one seems capable of mastering the dance and so Kangaroo's spirits start to droop, but then he hears a rumour that there is someone who really can do the cancan ...Bright and fun, this brilliant rhyming book with its hilarious and action-packed illustrations is a delight to share and read aloud.


Packed with a whole troupe of hilarious animals ... beguiling ... Full of fast-paced, rhythmic rhyme Publishing News Fast-paced and full of fun Junior Beautifully vibrant 5 to 7 Educator Written in the sort of rhyme which children find delightful with vocabulary to stretch their imaginations and give them lots to think and laugh about NLA Guide to Literary Resources 2005 This cheerful picture book just cries out to be read aloud ... bright, energetic and great fun School Librarian The pictures are wonderful and the story is told in rhyme. It's great and bears repeating Daily Telegraph Rhythmic text and illustrations bursting with life tell this very funny story Bookseller Buyers Guide Set to an easy rhyming pattern, this jolly story is fast-paced and full of fun ... A fabulous (Oz) safari with delightful pastel illustrations. Junior Education This cheerful picture book just cries out to be read aloud ... Jarman's jaunty rhyming text is perfect for this sort of wacky tale. School Librarian

About the Author

Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools. Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs. They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake! Her pets have featured in her stories at some point. This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination.

As a child she became a book worm and visited her local library on an almost daily basis. She started at one end of a shelf and read all the books until she reached the other end. Julia decided when she was 8 years old to become a children's writer, having read Little Women and the sequel Good Wives. The character in these books, Jo March, became a writer when she grew up and Julia wanted to be like her.

To begin with, Julia wrote to magazines, comics and newspapers and managed, at the age of 8, to have some work published.

On leaving school, Julia went to university to study English and Drama. She became a teacher to earn a living while developing her writing. During this stage she got married and had three children. Reading to her own children made her realise the importance of children's stories and underlined her determination to write.

Encouraged by her children, Julia started writing about people that were life like and exciting, and included some scary situations. Her philosophy is to take real life and add some 'what ifs' - and then anything can happen.

Julia still likes to read a lot but has to also make time for writing, which takes up about four days a week. She has little time for many hobbies as she also likes to visit schools one day a week to get feedback from children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

26th November 2015



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