Author(s): Judi Billcliff
When the crocodile opens his mouth up wide, Does someone really climb inside? Why does little Mr Kiwi cry? Did he just find out that he can't fly? 'Have You Ever Seen A Sheep Dance?' is a collection of wonderful interactive rhymes and poems that will delight young children. Rhyme is an important part of a child's language development, and these poems will have children fully involved. Some of the rhymes have basic Maori words as an introduction to the language. The big bright photos catch children's attention as they relate to real people. The perfect book for the teacher, parent or grandparent. Great for those children living both overseas.
Twirling sheep ... a scary crocodile ...disappearing socks ... so much to enjoy! Noises to make and things to do. Quirky poems for you to read to the young ones. Soon they'll be reading them back to you. - Dawn McMIllan Children's author
Judi Billcliff - 2013 runner up - Playcentre National Children's Poetry Competition. Judi has been involved in theatre and performing arts most of her life, as a teacher, writer, director, actor and adjudicator. Having taught oral language to children, she has an understanding of what works for them. Writing for her students was a natural progression and something she loves doing. She lives in Hamilton with her husband Les. Her drama students, grandchildren, dog Rosie and life, give her inspiration to write fun rhyming poems.