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Dogs Don't Do Ballet (Hardcover)

Dogs Don't Do Ballet By Anna Kemp, Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Kemp, Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator)
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Summer 2010 Kids' Next List

“Oh, yes, they do! My dog pirouetted right into my face last night. This book is adorable. Perfect for reminding kids they can do anything they set their minds to.”
— Jilleen Moore, Square Books, Oxford, MS


Meet Biff, an adorable little puppy who will stop at nothing to become a ballet dancer.

About the Author

Anna Kemp writes both picture books and middle-grade fiction. Her books have been nominated for a number of prizes including the Booktrust Early Years Award (2010), The Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2010, 2012), The Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2011, 2013), Oscar's Book Prize (2015), and The Dundee Picture Book Award (2018). Her work has also been adapted for television (Bookaboo, CBeebies), puppetry (Little Angel), dance (Ballet Black), orchestra (LSO) and theatre (New Writing North, Little Blue Monster). She is currently working on new picture books and a middle-grade fantasy series.
Anna loves to visit schools and libraries and is available for festival events. Please see website for further information:

Sara Ogilvie is an illustrator and printmaker. She was the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award winner and was shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award 2010. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, which she illustrated, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Sara lives in lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416998396
ISBN-10: 141699839X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 15th, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English