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Dance with Oti: The Bird Jive

Written by Oti Mabuse
Illustrated by Samara Hardy

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: Chichester Lions Club

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Written by Strictly Come Dancing superstar Oti Mabuse, this debut picture book will make you want to get up and dance, dance, dance! Join Oti in her dance studio, meet her class and learn The Bird Jive in ten easy steps!
There are lots of children in Oti’s dance class – and lots of feelings, too. Meet Fikile in her sparkly new shoes and Naira who is super excited to get started! Gan is feeling a little worried about joining in whilst Martin can’t wait to show his parents what he can do! But in the middle of their dance routine, an unexpected visitor disrupts the class. Not to fear, Oti is here! Soon they are back on track, getting ready for the performance of their lives.
Read by Oti Mabuse

Listen to an audio clip

Hello my name’s Oti Mabuse.
This is a fantastic book which I hope will make you want to get up and dance!
The book cover is a brilliant burst of yellow sunbeams and sparkling stars! In the centre is a picture of Mrs Oti dancing with six, smiling children.
On the left-hand page Mrs Oti is showing the children the last part of the dance – this is the tricky part! She’s standing with her feet about hip distance apart and her arms are out to her side. Then she wiggles her hands – palms up and then palms down.
Why don’t you try…?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this story as much as I have. Has it inspired you to get up and dance? I’d hope so! Goodbye!

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Oti and Theo Pose

Warm Up

Bird Jive

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