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Ballroom Bonanza

A Hidden Pictures ABC Book

Nina Rycroft (Illustrator), Stephen Harris


List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


In this colorfully and flamboyantly illustrated large-format alphabet book, animals from around the globe have gathered for a dance contest in the world-famous Tower Ballroom. Who will win? The camels dancing the conga? The flamingos dancing flamenco? Or the penguins doing the polka? And what are those mischievous monkeys up to? Turns out they’ve stolen the band’s instruments—twenty-six in all! Once the reader finds all of them hidden within the artwork, the grand finale can begin.
Ballroom Bonanza is an ideal primer to teach children about some of the most popular styles of dance, while offering a look at musical instruments to inspire young Mozarts—all while helping teach ABCs to aspiring readers and writers.
Praise for the work of Nina Rycroft
Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9780810988422, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

About the Author

Nina Rycroft has worked as a designer in Sydney, London, and Rome. Her first picture book, Little Platypus (with author Nette Hilton), was a 2001 Children’s Book Council of Australia notable book. She now lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. Stephen Harris is an award-winning writer of books and radio scripts. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and attended the Victorian College of Arts before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer and presenter. He still dabbles in radio, but is happiest when writing books for children and adults.