National Bookstart Week 2017 storybook
Everybunny Dance! read by Lauren Laverne
Click or tap the dancing stars to hear bunnies singing, a fox playing the clarinet and much more. The sound and music effects are guaranteed to get children singing, dancing and clapping along!
BookTrust has partnered with publisher Hodder Children’s Books and radio and TV presenter Lauren Laverne, to bring you a fun, interactive version of Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall that's perfect to share with little ones.
Set in woodland and countryside, Everybunny Dance! is a beautifully illustrated story with themes of empathy and friendhip. It's full of music, dance and positive messaging and is wonderfully brought to life by Lauren's joyful narration.
There are top tips along the way to help you get more out of reading together. There's also the option to watch the storybook as a British Sign Language video and you can read along on tablet and mobile if you're out and about.
Everybunny Dance! in Welsh
This year, the interactive storybook is also available in Welsh. Children's Poet for Wales, Anni Llŷn, who adapted our bilingual print version of Everybunny Dance!, has recorded a fantastic Welsh-language narration. Just click on the option to 'Read along in Welsh' above.
Lauren Laverne is a radio DJ and television presenter who is also known for being the lead singer of pop punk band Kenickie. Lauren currently presents a weekday morning show for BBC Radio 6 Music, helping the station become the first digital-only station to pass 2 million weekly listeners. Lauren has also featured on BBC Radio 1 and Radio X (previously XFM). Her television credits include presenting coverage of various major music festivals and awards shows, as well as co-hosting Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live.
Anni Llŷn became the Bardd Plant Cymru (the Children’s Poet for Wales) in 2015 and she now travels the country running workshops and visiting schools to get children in Wales excited about poetry. She has published many of her own books and won the Crown at the Urdd Eisteddfod in 2012. She is also a TV presenter and is best-known for presenting Stwnsh on S4C.
Lilli Erin Beese
Lilli Erin Beese has been an invision presenter for 13 years having qualified as a Member of Registered Sign Language Translators. She has translated for institutions such as the Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern and Buckingham Palace and has presented on TV programmes such as Blue Peter, See Hear and Vibe. Lilli is currently working at University College London at the Deafness, Cognition and Language research centre. Lilli has also just co-authored a children's book with her husband and daughter called Proud to be Deaf.
Our thanks go to... Hodder Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group; Ellie Sandall; Lauren Laverne, Anni Llŷn and Lilli Erin Beese.
Illustration © Ellie Sandall