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Giraffes Can't Dance

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Number One bestseller Giraffes Can’t Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 20 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

Reviews

This rhyming poem is excellent.
The Bookseller
Superb...a wonderfully funny book.
The Independent
A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences
motherandbaby.co.uk
A wonderful, light-hearted story.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.
Bournemouth Echo
Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.
Carousel
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp
The Daily Telegraph
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
An inspiration.
Church Times
A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.
Sunderland Echo
Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.
Baby & Me
This rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm
Evening Standard
Lovely
Lytham St Annes Express
A can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.
Times Educational Supplement
A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago
Daily 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