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

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance

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

Paperback Published: 14th May 2019
ISBN: 9781408354414
Number Of Pages: 32

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance, with this special new edition and a super-shiny cover!

Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they?

A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years.


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 successes include Giraffes Can't Dance - written by Giles Andreae, a worldwide besteller, and 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 sons.

Industry Reviews

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: 9781408354414
ISBN-10: 1408354411
Series: Giraffes Can't Dance
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 14th May 2019
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.4 x 24.2  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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