Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
- Reading age: 4 to 8
Priscilla is an alley rat who just wants to dance but her home is too small. She needs space! One day, while searching for a new home, she hears music and follows the sound of Tchaikovsky to Madame Genevieve's dance studio where children are taking a dance class. Priscilla is enthhalled and decides to return every day to watch the lessons and practice in the studio at night. But one night while practicing, she encounters the watch cat! At first, she is terified but much to her surprise, Priscilla learns that the watch cat also likes to dance! They decide to practice together and perform for their friends. Ages 4-8
About the authors
Sharon Jennings has been published for 27 years. She is the author of over 70 books for young people – board books, picture books, reluctant reads, novels – many of which have been nominated for numerous awards and even won a few! Her middle grade novel Home Free was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the TD Award. Her latest books are Connecting Dots, a completely true work of fiction about a girl’s terrible, horrible life, and The Warning, a completely true collection of stories about the supernatural. Sharon is very involved with her community, serving as a Board Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and is a three term President of The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).
Linda Hendry has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Some of her earliest works can still be found on the underside of her parent’s kitchen table – the same table that she and her sister sat at for hours and hours, filling up endless stacks of doodle pads with drawings of make-believe families and their adventures. After high school (of course she doodled in her notebooks!) Linda studied visual communication at The Alberta College of Art and Design, then moved to Toronto where she was offered the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book called ‘The Queen Who Stole The Sky’. The book was a finalist for the 1986 Canada Council Illustration award, which certainly helped to get her career rolling. Over 60 books later, Linda still loves to draw but has taken time off from illustrating to explore painting with acrylics and oils or try her hand at simple print-making techniques.