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    • ISBN:9781408356586
    • Publication date:13 Jun 2019
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Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition

By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

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A special anniversary edition of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance. A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance, with this special new edition and a super-shiny cover!

Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they?

A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years.

"All toddlers should grow up reading this" Daily Mail

"A modern classic" Baby & Me

"A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms . . . there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different" Junior

"A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp" Daily Telegraph

Biographical Notes

Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
Guy Parker-Rees exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include Giraffes Can't Dance - written by Giles Andreae, a worldwide besteller, and Richard & Judy children's book choice, Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.

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  • ISBN: 9781408354414
  • Publication date: 02 May 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
An inspiration. — Church Times
A wonderful, light-hearted story. — Bournemouth Daily Echo
A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago — Daily Express
A can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text. — Times Educational Supplement
Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable. — Carousel
A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message. — Sunderland Echo
Superb...a wonderfully funny book. — The Independent
Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference. — Bournemouth Echo
This rhyming poem is excellent. — The Bookseller
Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic. — Baby & Me
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp — The Daily Telegraph
A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences — motherandbaby.co.uk
Lovely — Lytham St Annes Express
This is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with it — SAME Magazine
Giraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others too — Irish Daily Mail
This rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm — Evening Standard
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I Love My Teacher

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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I Love My Dinosaur

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

There are many different types of families. But none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! It's lots of fun because Dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping, and he thinks school is great. But dinosaurs are different. For one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever Dinosaur goes chaos is sure to follow . . .A warm and funny story about the most unconventional of friendships, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Also in the series:I Love My Mummy Winner of the Booktrust Early Years AwardI Love My Daddy A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

A hilarious picture book about getting nits (and getting rid of nits!) from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things ...'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!" This laugh-out-loud, wonderfully wacky rhyming tale is guaranteed to give children the giggles.

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I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life.This delightful picture book captures the joy of spending a fun-filled day with Grandad. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Father's Day or at any time of the year. From the creators of I Love My Daddy, a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award. And the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!This touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior

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Farmyard Hullabaloo

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and funny picture book all about birthdays - the perfect present for every birthday girl or boy!From birthday kisses to party games with friends, this sweet and simple story captures all the fun and excitement of the big day. With true-to-life humour, a gentle rhyming text and colourful illustrations, this is a book for every family to share together.From the author of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.

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Commotion In The Ocean

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book!Little ones will love looking at all the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of amazing sea creatures. Including blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and more!"Fast moving and great to read aloud" IndependentFrom the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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There's A House Inside My Mummy

Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
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Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
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I Love My Puppy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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I Love My Granny

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Meet Billy... He's Bonkers!The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas!3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!

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I Love You, Baby

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new baby - from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A sweet, warm-hearted book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family. Created by the team behind family favourites I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

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Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Put your trainers on, Billy Bonkers is back with more amazing adventures! This time he's landing a plane and flying through the air in a hot-air balloon to watch the World Cup's final. Billy and his family are so wacky, you will laugh your socks off!

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I Love You, Father Christmas

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

All the excitement of Christmas is captured in this festive picture book.Created by the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy, this sweet and simple story follows one little boy who just can't wait for Father Christmas to arrive in his sleigh!With joyful rhyming text from Giles Andreae (author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance) and cosy, colourful artwork from Emma Dodd, this is the perfect Christmas gift.'The verse is brilliant... perfect for reading aloud' - Bookbag'The warm and fuzzy feelings we all share for the jolly fellow in red are nicely captured in this sweet read, with lovingly rendered illustrations by Emma Dodd' - Prima Baby & Pregnancy

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I Love You

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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A warm and joyful look at a child's world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.This delightful new picture book follows on from the success of I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award, and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller I Love My Daddy.

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I Love My Daddy Board Book

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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