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Moondance by Joanna Kenrick
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Every year, when the moon is in the eucalyptus trees, all the tigers in the country come together to dance. They make a giant circle. Each tiger holds the tail of the tiger in front of him, and they dance in the light of the eucalyptus moon. But unfortunately for Teeho, not quite all tigers get involved. As he is not yet three months old, he is deemed to be too young, and for him to dance would be against the rule. He stomps off - and runs into a friend, who reminds him that he could do his own dance, and then no one could say there was a rule against it. So he practices, and practices, and when the time comes, he begins:One step forward, one step back. A turn to the side and a flick of the tail. And repeat! It looks so much fun and all the older tigers are so impressed, that they all start dancing Teeho's dance. He has earned his place in the Moondance.

Author Biography

Joanna Kenrick read voraciously as a child. She had read the entire The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe before the age of four! More recently, she has been an actor, as well as a musician and composer in theatre, and is now a singing teacher at a stage school. She is single, and lives in North London. Doffy Weir always wanted to illustrate children's books and managed to get started by working for a publisher. An editor saw some of her drawings and asked her to illustrate a poetry book. She has been illustrating ever since. She has two grown-up children and lives in London, which she loves because it is full of different people from all over the world.
Release date NZ
September 2nd, 2004
Illustrated by Doffy Weir
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Andersen Press Ltd
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