Dance with Oti: The Bird Jive

By Oti Mabuse

Illustrated by Samara Hardy

Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse launches debut picture book!

It’s time for Oti’s dance class! Join Oti in her dance studio and learn “The Bird Jive” in ten easy steps. There are lots of children in Oti’s dance class – and lots of feelings, too. Meet Fikile in her sparkly new shoes and Naira who is SUPER excited to get started! Gan is feeling a little worried about joining in whilst Martin can’t wait to show his parents what he can do! But in the middle of their dance routine, an unexpected visitor disrupts the class. Not to fear, Oti is here! Soon they are back on track, getting ready for the performance of their lives. Written by Strictly Come Dancing superstar Oti Mabuse, this debut picture book will dance into the hands of families who have loved watching Oti on-screen. Watch a step-by-step dance tutorial and listen to "The Bird Jive" when you scan the QR code in the book!

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406399967
  • Published: 27 May 2021
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 250 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'My little ones age 3 and 4, liked all the pictures of the children at the beginning. Showing lots of different kids like their friends at school and nursery. Overall would definitely recommend, beautiful pictures and kept my kids entertained though out.' Toppsta

'It's a lovely story, very relatable, teaches children great values like helping each other and not giving up. And the pictures are happy and colourful. Everything about it makes you feel good.' Toppsta

'My daughter loved going down the line of children and getting to know each of their names. It’s brilliantly diverse which celebrates a great community and that dancing is open to everyone. We also talked about each child’s emotions from their facial expressions an body languages so it offered great discussion. […] We hope to see a series of these books with a variety of dances.' Toppsta

'Oti starts off her dance class with a warm up and this is something children (and adults) reading can join in with as well. The warm up page has very clear images and instructions of what to do and what comes next. This is a great way for getting children up and moving while not even really realising. Of course, it looks like loads of fun as well.' Me, Him, the Dog and a Baby Blog

'Featured in The Bookseller's April 2022 Previews.' The Bookseller

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