Author(s): Kerry Argent
India the elephant has always been the star of the show. But when tough circus re-trainer Oswaldo tries to teach her new tricks, everything starts to go wrong. From one of Australia's most gifted picture-book makers comes a story to enjoy over and over again. India the circus elephant is an absolute whiz on the mouth organ. She's the star of the show, and she knows it. But when a tough circus re-trainer, Oswaldo the Magnificent, arrives to teach everyone new tricks, India does something very bad. Losing her place in the limelight shows India a thing or two about the pitfalls of celebrity and the value of friends. It is a warm, funny story from one of Australia's most gifted picture-book makers.
rendered beautifully in vivid watercolours, Argent has managed to evoke the pomp and flair of the big top a fabulous read' MagpiesVol 20 Nov 2005. India the Showstopperwas one of MagpiesPicks of 2005'.beautifully illustrated larger-than-life pictures fill the pages with big-top antics and are sure to capture the attention of many active pre-schoolers a memorable picture book and will undoubtedly be welcome on any child's bookshelf' AB&PNov 2005.'A warm and witty tale about letting others take their turn in the spotlight' Age23 Nov 2005
Kerry Argent is one of Australia's finest and most highly acclaimed illustrators. Her first picture book, One Woolly Wombat was published while she was still at art school and went on to become an international bestseller. For over a decade, Kerry combined illustrating books with her job as Art Director at Omnibus Books in Adelaide. She now illustrates full time and works on texts of her own, like India the Show-Stopper, as well as continuing to collaborate with Australia's best known picture book writers.