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    • ISBN:9781408356586
    • Publication date:04 Apr 2019
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Giraffes Can't Dance: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

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A beautiful limited-edition gift set of classic picture book, Giraffes Can't Dance. A funny, touching and triumphant tale about being yourself and finding your own tune.

A beautiful 20th Anniversary Gift Edition of this much-loved classic picture book about being yourself and finding your own tune.

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?

Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. A funny, touching and triumphant story, it has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now in a beautiful limited-edition hardback, complete with a foiled slipcase, this is the perfect present for every family.

A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

"All toddlers should grow up reading this" - Daily Mail

"A modern classic" - Baby and 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: 9781408354421
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • 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 Halloween

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It's Halloween today - woo-hoo!There's so much spooky stuff to do.Join the fun making ghost cookies, preparing pumpkins, making witches hats and dressing up . . . before setting out on a trick-or-treat adventure!This spook-tacular rhyming picture book is perfect for sharing with YOUR little monster!From the author of the much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance.

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I Love My Teacher

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A colourful, fun-filled picture book all about school! Put your coat on the hook, play with friends and join in all the day's activities. Start with show and tell, reading and writing, then playtime, making things and singing. Teacher makes sure every school day is the best!This sweet and simple story follows a typical school day, from morning hello's to hometime. Perfect for sharing with your little one so they know just what to expect when they start school. Or as an end of term gift for a special teacher.From the creators of family favourites I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

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Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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A colourful rhyming picture book all about trucks and diggers, from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.Is your little one mad about trucks and diggers? Then they'll love this bright, bold book, packed with all sorts of vehicles - including dumper trucks, diggers, cranes, fire engines, transporters and more. Read about all the amazing things they do, then decide which one you would choose to drive!From the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.

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I Love My Mummy

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I Love My Dinosaur

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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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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I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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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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Farmyard Hullabaloo

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Come down to the farmyard for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book!The rooster wakes the farm up with a cock-a-doodle-doo! The sheepdog won't stop barking, and the cows begin to moo.Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures, and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of exciting farm animals. Including moo-ing cows, oink-ing pigs, sheep, donkeys, horses and more!"Picture books like these get everything right - funny witty verses complemented by vivacious and colourful illustrations" Books for KeepsFrom the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.

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I Love My Puppy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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A book to delight anyone who either owns, or wants to own, a pet - from the team behind the ever popular I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.When a new puppy joins the family, this cute little bundle of joy brings both fun and new responsibilities! The excitement of this big event is explored with warmth and humour by Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance. From walks in the park, to chewed shoelaces! Pitch-perfect rhyme and cute, colourful pictures make this book great to share with even the youngest child.

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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Discover the world's biggest, most magnificent animals in this colourful, rhyming picture book.Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants? Packed with incredible creatures, from the cuddly St Bernard dog to the ferocious Siberian tiger, this bright, bold book is perfect for young animal fans everywhere! With lively rhymes and fascinating facts.From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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I Love My Granny

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
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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 Granny. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Mother'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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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
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Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance!Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more - they're all here in this bright, bold book! Packed with lively rhymes, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this is perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere.Previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.

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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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I Love You, Father Christmas

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I Love You, Baby

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Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

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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

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I Love My Daddy Board Book

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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A sweet, rhyming board book about the special relationship between father and child. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is a book to be loved, shared and treasured. The perfect gift for every family, whether for new Fathers, on Father's Day, or at any time of the year. From the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance."Simple but touching" Daily MailA Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller!