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Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can't Dance

By: Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st June 2000
For Ages: 5 - 6 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.

About the Illustrator

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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5.0

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  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Well written (4)
  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Inspirational (3)

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5.0

My kids and I love this book, easily a favorite

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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      Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

      A great story to read anytime of day, one of those books the kids get from the bookshelf and ask me to read. Beautifully illustrated and well written.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Inspiring Tale For All Ages!

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      from Sydney, AU

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Inspirational
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      • Well Written

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        Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

        My all time favourite story to read to my son!

         
        5.0

        What an encouraging story!!

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        from Moree, Australia

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          Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

          My students loved listening to this story.

           
          5.0

          Lovely message

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          from Adelaide

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              Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

              My 4 year old son loves this book. It is about a giraffe who can't dance, is ridiculed by his jungle mates but then finds his groove and love for dancing. It's a great conversation starter about friendship, being supportive and not teasing and not having to be great at something to enjoy it.

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              5.0

              Such a fun book to read aloud

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              from Adelaide

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              • A Fun Rhyming Read
              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Well Written

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                Comments about Giraffes Can't Dance:

                A great book for toddlers to school age learing to read. The moral of the story shows anyone can be different but still be part of the group.

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                Prompt delivery, well packaged arrived in excellent condition.

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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

                ISBN: 9781841215655
                ISBN-10: 1841215651
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
                For Grades: 1
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 32
                Published: 1st June 2000
                Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 24.1  x 0.3
                Weight (kg): 0.22
                Edition Number: 1