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Wednesday 5 August 2009

Review: Kangaroo’s Cancan Café

What a gorgeous book featuring an abundance of beautiful animals unique to Australia from kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras to pot bellied pigs!

When kangaroo visits France and sees the glorious cancan dance, he is inspired to return home and begin his own dance troupe, attracting auditioning dancers from Lilli Pilli to Albany Creek.

But who will be the stars of the show? Let’s just say the long legged emu has a leg-up for the cancan – not only does she perform a fine dance, she also spurs a little romance.

The illustrations in Kangaroo’s Cancan Café are gorgeously bright and character-saturated, making this a fun fest for readers, galloping along to Jarman’s more than delightful rhyming prose.

A great Aussie book for all children.

Teachers' Notes

Title: Kangaroo’s Cancan Café
Author: Julia Jarman
Illustrator: Lynne Chapman
Publisher: Orchard Books, $16.99
Publication Date: 3 February 2005
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9781843626008
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book