Louisa May Pickett's Best Show and Tell Ever by Rod Clement
Louisa May Pickett finds that in order to impress, she need only be herself. Louisa May Pickett's one and only talent is Show and tell. Until she arrives at Dobroyd Primary school, that is ... When Louisa May Picket arrives at Dobroyd Point Primary, all she has to offer for 'Show and tell' is ... a juggling mouse, meat-eating plants, a parachute, a singing chair, a painting squid, and an extremely rare pink polar bear that walks the highwire upside down while singing 'We all Live in a Yellow Submarine' backwards. But when her classmates appear unimpressed and constantly outdo her attempts with their own amazing stories, she feels like 'the Most Boring Person in Class'. Poor Louisa May! How can she ever compete? She finally abandons all pretence to amaze her potential new friends and gives up. to her surprise she finds that in order to impress, she need do nothing other than be herself. Ages 5-9
Rod Clement is a renowned author, illustrator and cartoonist. He has written and illustrated Grandad’s Teeth , Just Another Ordinary Day and Feathers for Phoebe, and illustrated Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, both written by Sheena Knowles. He is also the cartoonist for several Australian newspapers. He lives in Sydney, Australia.