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Giraffes Can't Dance Board Book

Giraffes Can't Dance Board Book

Gerald was a tall giraffe whose neck was long and slim,
But his knees were awfully bandy and his legs were rather thin . . .

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, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees. This chunky board book edition is perfect for little hands.

“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
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Reviews

Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.
Baby & Me
A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago
Daily Express
A wonderful, light-hearted story.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.
Bournemouth Echo
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp
The Daily Telegraph
This rhyming poem is excellent.
The Bookseller
A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences
motherandbaby.co.uk
This rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm
Evening Standard
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
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
Superb...a wonderfully funny book.
The Independent
An inspiration.
Church Times
A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.
Sunderland Echo
Lovely
Lytham St Annes Express
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