Can't-dance-Cameron A Scottish Capercaillie Story by Emily Dodd


Can't-dance-Cameron A Scottish Capercaillie Story by Emily Dodd

Cameron is a capercaillie and capercaillies LOVE to dance -- well, all except Cameron! Cameron is the worst dancer in the Scottish Cairngorms -- but his new friend, Hazel the squirrel, thinks she can help...Together they travel through the forest, jumping up and down, ducking under branches and kicking pinecones. Then when the dancing begins, Hazel tells Cameron to JUMP, DUCK and KICK. Maybe he can dance after all! Full of fun sounds and actions, this is a brilliant story about learning to believe in yourself by Emily Dodd, with gentle illustrations of a host of loveable Scottish animals by Katie Pamment.


'Can't-Dance-Cameron is a wonderful, gentle wee story about learning to believe in yourself, and discovering what you are good at... Katie Pamment's beautiful illustrations are a perfect complement for Emily's words, and DorkySon thought this was a great book, it made him giggle, but it also made him think -- I could almost hear the cogs whirring.'

'Lovely to look at -- and just kooky enough to keep readers engaged for the hoary message.'

About the Author

Emily Dodd is passionate about science and wildlife. She writes for CBeebies TV science programme Nina and the Neurons and has written science workshops and stories for the Scottish Seabird Centre, Edinburgh University, National Museum of Scotland and Our Dynamic Earth. Emily was the 2012/2013 Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence at Leith Library, Edinburgh. Can't-Dance-Cameron is her first picture book. Katie Pamment studied illustration at Falmouth University, followed by an MA at the Cambridge School of Art. She has illustrated a number of books, teaches at a Highland university and runs private art classes around the Highlands. Originally from Sussex, she now lives in the Cairngorms National Park with her cat Melu, and a rather naughty young Highland cross horse called Beamie.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

21st August 2014



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