Gwubbins is delighted to be invited to see her sister star in a musical with her celebrity dog, Barney.
Read alsoThe Bike Freaks
Fresh out of school and seeking adventure, a young pair sign on with a motorcycle gang for the ride of their lives. A non-stop romp with plenty of drinking, drugs, and sex, with each other and anyone else who wanders by. First published 1971 in the Ophelia line.
Seated in the audience with her friends, the Pirate Twins, the Wonky Wizard and Mittens the Sheep, Gwubbins tries to improve the show with her imperfect magic, with disastrous effects. The singing becomes yodeling, the dancing becomes jazzy and the dogs all misbehave and forget that they are celebrities for a while.
There are hilarious consequences as spells go wrong, but it is no fun for the actors on the stage. To the actors credit they improvise and keep dancing, giving Gwubbins and the Wonky Wizard time to put things right before the end of the show.
But will the audience appreciate the hard work of the actors or will the show be a flop? No one can tell until the end whether there will be booing from the crowd or a standing ovation.
Providing an insight into the world of theater, this tale allows children to grasp the concepts of acting and performing whilst enjoying an entertaining storyline.
Themes that run through Gwubbins stories include friendship and kindness as the characters tackle challenges they encounter together during their adventures - but beware - Barney the Musical contains some growling!
Written for children of all ages!