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Giraffes Can't Dance [Paperback]

Giles Andreae , Guy Parker-Rees
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
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Amazon Review

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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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)

A rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny. (Independent)

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)

Book Description

A funny, touching and triumphant story from a bestselling and award-winning creative team. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

About the Author

Guy Parker-Rees`exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable success include Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide success and recently a 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 young sons.

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.
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