Dorothy The Dancing Doughnut – Boodlebobs Episode 02

dorothy the dancing doughnut boodlebods ep02Dorothy is a dancing doughnut, but she keeps hurting people when she dances. What should she do?

This is the second free story in the episodes by popular author Jo Kemp.

The book also has some fun activities at the end.


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This is a story all about Dorothy and yes, she’s a doughnut.

Dorothy loved dancing. She knew the names of all the dances – the waltz, the tango, the foxtrot. She even knew the monster mash and the jive.

But she was a TERRIBLE dancer. It was because of her shape – and her shoes – and she couldn’t change her shape (and she certainly wasn’t going to change her shoes).

“OOOOH OOOH… I love to dance!” she sang as she tripped and crashed around.

“I think you should give up dancing,” said Ivy, “You’re such a TERRIBLE dancer!”

Everyone gasped. Everyone knew that Dorothy was a terrible dancer but it wasn’t right to tell her…

…to hurt her feelings like that.“Maybe you should have a few lessons just now”, said Tina quickly, “You know, polish up your act.”

“Ohhhh! That would be wonderful!” beamed Dorothy and did a sort of pirouette.

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Jo Kemp is a British author who primarily writes children’s fiction. She became known for writing the original series of ‘Chorlton and the Wheelies’ and ‘Jamie and the Magic Torch’ for Cosgrove Hall Films.

She went on to write ‘Boodle Books’ published by Thurman of Mr. Men fame before setting up her own production company which produced the popular children’s TV series ‘The Raggy Dolls’ as well as countless TV commercials and brand films over 25 years.

Jo is a fully edged member of the Writers’ Guild and will complete the first in a fantasy trilogy for publication in 2019.

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