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Giraffes Can’t Dance

By: Giles Andreae

Illustrated By: Guy Parker

Gerald is a giraffe, he was very good at standing still and eating shoots but he was not good at all when it came to dancing. Every year there is a Jungle Dance and it makes Gerald feel so sad. Warthogs, rhinos, lions and chimps all dance but Gerald gets laughed at. Then one night a cricket speaks to Gerald, gives him some advice and he discovers that maybe all he really needed to do was find a different song to dance to.

This is a touching story that is a little sad, a little funny but ultimately gloriously triumphant. The great thing about rhyming poems like this is that they are great to read aloud. The illustrations are bold, bright and like the text – a little sad, a little funny but ultimately happy. A real pleasure to read.

Publisher: Hachette Children’s Books

Published: 31 January 2007

Format: Mixed media product

Categories: Picture Books

ISBN 13: 9781846167867

Purchase: here

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