Leonard Doesn’t Dance

Watts, Frances / Watson, Judy

A toe-tapping story about finding your own rhythm from the award-winning creators of Goodnight, Mice!

All the birds are excited about the Big Beaky Bird Ball – except Leonard. His warble-warble waltz with the magpies is more wobble-wobble, and his caw-caw can-can with the crows is a can’t-can’t. The puffins are prancing, the rosellas are rocking and you should see the flamingo go-go-go! Everyone is jumping and jiving, but not Leonard. Leonard doesn’t dance.

Then an unexpected encounter changes everything …

From the award-winning creators of Goodnight, Mice! comes a toe-tapping story about finding your own rhythm.


Winner – 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction

Notable Book – CBCA Book of the Year Award: Early Childhood


‘utterly flawless use of rich and poetic language … a bedtime story to read aloud with gusto, to delight in and to savour. Very highly recommended’ – Sydney’s Child

‘a charming, funny and reassuring story for littlies … Recommended’ – Magpies

‘a story which will be read again and again’ – West Australian


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