Author(s): Boori Monty Pryor; Jan Ormerod (Illustrator)
A unique picture book collaboration about having fun, sharing culture, and the power of story and dance. From pizza shop to bora ground, here is a joyous celebration of food, dance, and cultural understanding. When three young boys go to a pizza parlor and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they're in for a surprise
All you fellas watching, come up, join in, warrima.
Clap your hands, little ones.
Stamp your feet, nannas.
Get down and dance, you smart young things, mummas and daddas.
Let's get the whole town dancing
Boori Monty Pryor is a storyteller, dancer, writer, and educator, and Jan Ormerod is an internationally acclaimed picture-book author and illustrator. This glorious book is the first one they have cooked up together.
Boori Monty Pryor is an indigenous Australian born in Townsville, North Queensland in 1950. His father is from the Birri-gubba Nation of the Bowen region and his mother's tribal group from Yarrabah, near Cairns, is the Kunggandji. Boori travels extensively as a performer and public speaker for school students and adult groups throughout Australia and overseas Boori has worked in numerous industries including education, film, television, modelling, sport and music. He has played in two World Masters Games in Basketball competition, winning a Silver Medal for Australia in 1994. In 1990 he was awarded the National Aboriginal and Islander Observance Day Committee Award for "outstanding contribution to the promotion of indigenous culture".