Giraffes Can't Dance
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Giraffes Can't Dance

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

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Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . or can they? This funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years. This sturdy board book edition of the bestselling picture book will delight and entertain every toddler.

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  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 156 x 166 x 18mm | 381.02g
  • 02 Oct 2008
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1408303701
  • 9781408303702
  • 446

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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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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

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A fun read

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.show more
by S K

Love it

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