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Giraffes Can't Dance [Paperback]

Giles Andreae , Guy Parker-Rees
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
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Book Description

31 Jan 2007 Giraffes Can't Dance (Book 3)
Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they? 2009 sees the 10th anniversary of this bestselling picture book loved by children everywhere.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (31 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846167868
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846167867
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 23.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 499,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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'all toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' (The Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Don't judge a book by it's cover????" 15 Mar 2003
Format:Hardcover
Another wonderful book from Giles Andreae. The other animals laugh at Gerald the Girafe because gangly "Girafes can't Dance" but Gerald learns from an unusual source that he can dance wonderfully when he can hear his own music. A real treaure that teaches children and adults alike that appearances can be deceptive and we must look past the cover. Look past this books cover and you find yourself on a magical road to self awareness. A great tool for discussing all forms of prejudice or just a wonderfully funny book. Read and enjoy whilst reader and child learn a valuable lesson for life.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me cry.... 20 Feb 2008
Format:Paperback
I bought this book after reading so many good reviews on this site. I couldn't even get through it without crying!!! That may have been an over-reaction but it really is a wonderful story and the illustrations are beautiful. Definitely my favourite book in my daughter's collection (and let's face it, it's just as important for the parents to love the kid's books as they're the ones reading them out loud every day of their lives!).
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two left feet? 28 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I've just purchased a "big book" edition of this to use with reception class. It's a great, light-hearted story about a bandy-legged giraffe with two left feet who turns out to be a brilliant boogier, with the right kind of music, and a little help from a cricket of course! The kids will love this one- its got bold colourful illustrations and plenty of humour to boot. What's more there's a nice message in amongst the rhyming narrative- that we're all different and even if we find we cannot do something- if we try again and look for new ways then anything is possible!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 9 Dec 2001
Format:Paperback
Giraffes can't dance is simply a wonderful book that teaches children that not everyone is the same, and that everyone has hidden talents. A humorous and well illustrated work. Highly recomended.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Giraffes Can't Dance 29 Jun 2002
Format:Paperback
A brilliant book, with fantastic illustrations. The verse moves with pace and read aloud to children immediately catches their imagination. The jungle animals are shown dancing but poor Gerald the giraffe feels very clumsy until he meets a friendly cricket. A tale with a moral, we may all be different but 'Sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to'. The audio tape is equally briliant. Not only do you have the verse read by Hugh Laurie but the music to accomapany each dance. An excellent introduction to different kinds of music, so rare these days.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and even moving in places! 30 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Gerald is a giraffe and an outcast until one day he lets go of his inhibitions. The illustrations and alliteration make this a favourite for both me, aged 31 and my nephew Billy, aged four and a bit. Its written by the bloke who does Purple Ronnie.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
My daughter has enjoyed this brilliant book since the age of two, now aged four she 'reads' the rhymes to all of her dolls on a weekly basis enjoying every minute.
This book captures the imaginations of all children through rhyme and fun, whilst delivering the important message that even though we may all be different, we all are able to achieve our dreams when we find our ' music that we love!'
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This is the favourite book of our 2 year old daughter, we all love the illustrations;it has just the right amount of meaning-full but fun words on every page - a must for any house with young children.
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