Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance : Board Book

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Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 years. 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? A funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees. This sturdy board book edition of the bestselling picture book will delight and entertain every toddler. ... wonderfully funny. - IndependentA 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 Telegraphshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 156 x 166 x 18mm | 381.02g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1408303701
  • 9781408303702
  • 187

Review quote

This rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm * Evening Standard * 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 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 * Lovely * Lytham St Annes Express * A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences * motherandbaby.co.uk * A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp * The Daily Telegraph * Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic. * Baby & Me * This rhyming poem is excellent. * The Bookseller * Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference. * Bournemouth Echo * Superb...a wonderfully funny book. * The Independent * A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message. * Sunderland Echo * Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable. * Carousel * A can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text. * Times Educational Supplement * A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago * Daily Express * A wonderful, light-hearted story. * Bournemouth Daily Echo * An inspiration. * Church Times *show more

About Giles Andreae

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.show more

Rating details

16,458 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 52% (8,559)
4 29% (4,770)
3 15% (2,478)
2 3% (482)
1 1% (169)

Our customer reviews

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
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
by emma jane jenner
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