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Doodledum Dancing - Meredith Costain

Doodledum Dancing

By: Meredith Costain , Pamela Allen (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 29th March 2010
For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
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Between these pages, you will find pirates, shower monsters, dinosaurs, puppy dogs, and many other giggly rhymes to delight. Ideal for reading aloud, one-on-one, or to a group of children, who will love acting out the poems. With charming illustrations by Pamela Allen.

About The Author

She's a children's writer from Australia. She write everything from picture books to popular fiction and non-fiction for older readers. Her titles include Musical Harriet, Doodledum Dancing, Freeing Billy and It's True: Hauntings Happen and Ghosts Get Grumpy.

She live in Melbourne in an old bluestone house with my partner, writer and publisher Paul Collins, and a menagerie of pets – a kelpie and a red heeler, a cat, six chooks and two ducks - Ping and Pong.

About The Author

Meredith Costain lives in Melbourne with her partner, fellow children's author Paul Collins, six chooks, a cat, a kelpie and a red heeler. Her work ranges from picture books through to popular fiction and non-fiction for older readers. She is the literary editor of national children's magazines, Comet, Explore and Challenge.

Meredith has won several awards for her writing, including the Mary Grant Bruce Story Award and the Aurealis Convenor's Award. Her picture book Doodledum Dancing, illustrated by Pamela Allen, was an Honour Book in the Early Childhood section of the 2007 CBC Book of the Year awards.

Her most recent picture book with Penguin is Bed Tails, published in 2009 and illustrated by Mitch Vane.

Meredith regularly presents writing workshops for kids and adults in libraries and schools.

Pamela Allen

Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children's literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young.

Pamela's books are full of the music of language; they are 'fragments of theatre', designed to be read aloud and shared between an adult and a child. Eight of Pamela's titles were adapted for the stage by Patch Theatre Company, an Grandpa and Thomas won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: Early Childhood and The Potato People was named an Honour Book in the same category in 2003, and Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella was shortlisted for the same award in 2007, as was Shhh! Little Mouse in 2008. Is Your Grandmother a Goanna? won a 2008 Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Award, as did Our Daft Dog Danny in 2010.

Visit Pamela Allen's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780143501336
ISBN-10: 014350133X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
For Grades: 1
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 29th March 2010
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 22.8  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 22.9