Sophie longs to be a hairdresser one day. Every day after school she helps her mother's friend, Madame Tulip, in her salon. Sophie's best friend, Melita, is mad about ballet, and to Sophie's sorrow she has joined forces with fellow ballet students Vanessa and Jacqueline, who are not at all friendly to Sophie and make fun of her hairdressing skills. The three girls are preparing for their school's presentation of Swan Lake, in which Melita will be dancing the role of Odette. At the last minute, just before the show is due to start, the girls find that their designated hairstylist (Jacqueline's mother), has sprained her wrist. With the help of Madame Tulip, Sophie performs her hairstyling magic and saves the show. This is a wonderful story about friendship, self-confidence, and following your dreams.
About the Illustrator
Cheryl Orsini has illustrated more than fifteen children's books, including Fredrik Goes Bananas, I Wish I'd Danced with Anna Pavlova and Natalie Jane Prior's popular Dolls series. Her work has also appeared in Gardening Australia, Vogue Kids and The Australian Women's Weekly. Cheryl's most recent picture book is Look, Baby!, and she is currently working on The ABC Book of Transport. She lives in South Coogee, NSW.
Series: Aussie Bites
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 2nd August 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.12