Can't-Dance-Cameron

A Scottish Capercaillie Story

Emily Dodd; Illustrated by Katie Pamment

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • A funny story about learning what you are good at and believing in yourself
  • Featuring the distinctive capercaillie, this book will be a treat for all lovers of Scottish wildlife

Cameron the capercaillie thinks he's the worst dancer in the Scottish Cairngorms but maybe with the help of his new friend, Hazel the squirrel, he'll be able to dance after all!

Format:
paperback
Size:
230 x 265 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
24 pages
ISBN:
9781782500957
Publication date:
21 Aug 2014
Series:
Picture Kelpies

Description

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.

Reviews

'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 word.'
-- Dorky Mum

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

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.

Links

Can't-Dance-Cameron is in Floris Books' range of Picture Kelpie Scottish children's picture books. Parents of young children might also enjoy the dedicated Picture Kelpies website. Download and print out games, colouring and jokes for your children based on Picture Kelpie favourites, and find out more about these quality Scottish picture books to enjoy together.

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