Olga the Brolga
Young Olga wants to dance, but no-one will dance with her. A follow on story from Edward the Emu. First published in 2002, this edition 2004.
Rod Clement's beautifully detailed and exuberant artwork teamed with rhyming text tells the story of boisterous Olga and all of her tropical wetland friends. Olga must dance now but who will dance with her 'I want to dance NOW, I want to flap, kick and jump!' 'Well, don't jump on me!' said a small brown lump. Olga the brolga is in a terrible mood. She desperately wants to dance - but no-one will dance with her. Her parents have other things to do; Ellie the crocodile doesn't feel like jumping around; and Joanna Jacana only wants to sleep. As for Lilly the long-neck, well, she's a bit grumpy, too! So Olga decides to dance by herself; and when she does, something absolutely wonderful happens. Ages 3-7