The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson


The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson

Four friends decide to enter a Talent Show. A small red bird asks to join them, but they laugh and tell him he's too small. But then a mysterious, tall stranger arrives to audition for lead singer, and turn out to be someone quite unexpected...


This rollicking and rhythmical tale is a heart-warming treat. Red House Children's Book Award Rhyming text makes this colourful, jaunty tale a pleasure to read aloud. Irish Times All you can wish for are encores galore from Hodgkinson. Brava! -- Jane Doonan The School Librarian It looks to me as though Jo Hodgkinson is an author/illustrator to watch. -- Morag Charlwood Armadillo Magazine Fast, rhythmic text and the important message of judging people by their talent, not their size.

About the Author

Jo Hodgkinson studied Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. She won first prize in the Emerging Talent category of Cheltenham Illustration Awards celebrating narrative illustration. Following several years teaching Art at Istanbul International Community School, Jo has returned to the UK and is currently living in Worcester.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Jo Hodgkinson
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Publication date

6th January 2011



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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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