Author(s): Judi Billcliff
How long can you stand on one leg for? Have you ever seen a mermaid rescued by a dolphin? Is pulling faces a fun family game? Can you yawn as wide as Ginger the cat? Does your dog dance? 'Ready...Set...Jump' is a collection of action rhymes that will delight young children as they enjoy acting them out. Rhyme is an important part of a child's language development. 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. A perfect resource book or gift for those children living both here or overseas.
Judi Billcliff has been a drama teacher for many years, teaching in schools and privately. She 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.