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Bobbie Dazzler

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Bobbie can hop and skip and bounce, but she can't do the splits. "Never mind," say her friends. But Bobbie does mind - a lot! A joyful Australian story that will have readers of all ages hopping, skipping, and smiling.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers
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Aug 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
This wombat wants to do the splits, but can't. His other animal friends don't seem to care much, but Bobbie is determined to do it. He finally sets his mind to it and does it! His animal friends begin practicing and eventually can do it too. At first I was concerned that Bobbie didn't have to work at it, but just set his mind to it and did it. Bobbie's animal friends needed to practice. This could be a good lesson to young children that some people can do things easily once they set their mind t ...more
Read this at work... already forgot most of what it's about.

A kangaroo is showing off for her friends Koala, and Wombat (and another I can't remember), then is annoyed when she can't do the splits. She works hard at it, and eventually is able to do them (after an initial mishap where she does them but then needs some help from her friends getting out of them). Wombat and Koala (and 3) manage it as well!

The story didn't make much of an impact, honestly. The art did, though - the picture are real
Aug 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: primary grade teachers
Young students will experience and learn new animals that are not readily seen in books written and published in the US. Animals presented are a wallaby, koala, wombat and possum. In this story Bobbie, the wallaby, is able to do all kinds of tricks except for doing the splits. The story continues as each animal tells him, "that's okay"

I liked this story due to Bobbie's perseverance and positive support from his friends. I think my first grade students will enjoy the story and will be able to re
This book was originally published in Australia. A fun-loving story kids will want to read again and again. The themes of friendship and working hard for something really rings true. The illustrations feature animals specifically known to Australia as well as the Austalian landscape featured. I hope to do a text set in the spring with Diary of a Wombat and others. Learning about Australia and the animals will work well with research activities.
Bobbie the kangaroo can do many things, like twirl and somersault and stand on her head, but she can't do the splits. Her friends tell her it's no big deal, but it's important to Bobbie, so she keeps trying until one day she can do them. I like how this fits with encouraging kids for their effort, and all the Body Smart kids will enjoy this book.
Rebekah Jones
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was about not giving up and on friendship. I liked how the book was written. It was simple to read. The book showed how friends should be there one another. It did not matter how many times Bobbie failed she always tried again until she succeeded.
Apr 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Extremely fun story about a kangaroo who can not only hop but do splits and somersaults...
Dec 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: toddler, preschool
A really cute story about a wallaby who wants only to do the splits!
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book's moral is you can do anything you want to do. All you have to do is be patient and keep trying. The kangaroo wanted to do the splits, he tried and tried and finally did it.
Tracy Morton
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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So cute! Good for young listeners and provides a great opportunity to add movement to your story time.
Beth Schencker
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A persistent kangaroo tries and tries again to do the splits. A story of never giving up. Cute story!
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Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas; The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas; and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outs ...more
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