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Giraffes Can't Dance : Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance

Board Book

Published: 13th November 2008
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
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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? A funny, touching and triumphant story from an award-winning creative team. 2009 sees the 10th anniversary of this bestselling picture book loved by children everywhere.

About The Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, The Lion Who Wanted to Love and keep Love in Your Heart, Little One. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London. Guy Parker-Rees' exuberant and energetic illustrations are instantly recognisable and much-loved. He was described in the Rough Guide to Children's Books as being 'One of the most exciting young artists in the children's book world.' Guy's illustrations include All Afloat on Noah's Boat and K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo. Guy lives in Brighton.

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4.8

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  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Inspirational (4)
  • Well written (4)
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5.0

A lovely story!

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from Ballarat, AU

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Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

This is a lovely story to read to little ones and the illustrations are gorgeous. A favourite in our house.

 
4.0

Better for an older reader

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from Adelaide, SA

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    Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

    My little girl does enjoy this but not as much as her other books. I think once she gets a bit older, she will like it.

     
    5.0

    Very beautiful story to show inspiration

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    from Sydney

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      Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

      Great story with inspirational message. Good for babies through to 5 years old

       
      5.0

      What A Fantastic Book

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      from Brisbane AU

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        Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

        What a Fantastic book!!! This book has colourful and bright illustrations throughout which will be sure to capture children's attention and imagination. The moral of the story is that we should not judge anyone on face value. The book would be a great tool to teach children about bullying and prejudices. The story uses narrative rhyming and focuses on a giraffe called Gerald who wants to join the jungle dance but all the other animals tell him he can't dance. Encouragement comes from a cricket who tells Gerald to listen to his own music and he realises he can dance to a different beat. This is another great book from Giles Andreae.

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        5.0

        Inspiring and triumphant

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        from Australia

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          Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

          An excellent example of overcoming one's shortcomings. I loved that it only took someone to believe in him to make Gerald believe in himself. AWESOME story.

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          5.0

          Lovely rhyming story

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          from Melbourne

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              Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

              Holds the attention of my 8 month old and a lovely message for when she's a bit older.

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

              ISBN: 9781408303702
              ISBN-10: 1408303701
              Series: Giraffes Can't Dance
              Audience: Children
              For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
              Format: Board Book
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 32
              Published: 13th November 2008
              Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 13.7  x 1.9
              Weight (kg): 0.31
              Edition Number: 1