Giraffes Can't Dance
By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
This funny, touching and triumphant picture book about a giraffe who finds his own tune has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years.
Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they?
A funny, touching and triumphant picture book story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees and a foiled cover.
... wonderfully funny. - Independent
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them. - Daily Telegraph
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
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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01 May 2014
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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
A rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny. — Independent
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
This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations. — Junior
Witty match of rollicking rhyme and bold colour. — Guardian
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them. — Daily Telegraph