Gerald was a tall giraffe Whose neck was long and slim, But his knees were awfully bandy And his legs were rather thin...
Every year Gerald dreads the great Jungle Dance, and feels ashamed that he cannot tango and two-step with the rest of the jungle animals. But then one day he realises that it doesn't matter that he is different from everyone else--its just that he needs a different tune to dance to.
A lovely story, wittily illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees and told in rhyme by the award-winning author Giles Andreae, it has a stealth and humour that makes it perfect for reading aloud. Giraffes Can't Dance is a nifty little 1story that children and adults will love to read time and time again. (Ages 3 to 5 years) --Susan Harrison
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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.
This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations. (Junior 20090101)
A rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny. (Independent 20040101)
Witty match of rollicking rhyme and bold colour. (Guardian 20040101)
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 20090101)