Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance

Book rating: 05 Board book Giraffes Can't Dance

By (author) Giles Andreae, Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

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  • Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
  • Format: Board book | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 166mm x 18mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408303701
  • ISBN 13: 9781408303702
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 324

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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? 2009 sees the 10th anniversary of the bestselling picture book and this sturdy board book edition of this funny, touching and triumphant story from an award-winning creative team will delight and entertain every toddler.

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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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By S K 01 Jul 2011 5

My daughter is three and she loves this book. She loves the colourful illustrations and the rhyming structure and I love the lesson of the story. It's already led to some thoughtful conversations about feeling, believing in yourself and not giving up.

By emma jane jenner 02 Jul 2010 5

This book is so great, very easy to read to the kids and keeps their attention easily. Lovely bright pictures as well. highly reccomended.

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