Annabel’s Dance by Diane Jackson Hill
Published by Wombat Books
The sheep living in the mountains are described as being ‘ the colour of whipped cream and their wool grew in neat, tight crinkles.’ Then there is Annabel, her crinkles are un-crinkled and she was more the colour of mud-puddle. Annabel felt different from the others and was often scolded for being so different and not able to be like the others. She always hid and over the years her wool grew and grew until she could not even move properly.
This delightful picture book describes how Annabel feels being so different and how even when this may make you famous it’s not always a good thing. The story does help you realise that sometimes with help and a good imagination we can overcome our fears, stay calm and feel like we belong. We should also embrace our uniqueness.
The illustrations in this picture book are lovely and match the lyrical tone of the story.
‘Hazy mazy oops a daisy, wriggle your ears but don’t go crazy!’
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Diane Jackson Hill
Illustrator: Lois Bury
Title: Annabel’s Dance
Publisher: Wombat Books
Published: February 2016