Giraffes Can't Dance Number Rumba Tabbed Board Book by Giles Andreae


Giraffes Can't Dance Number Rumba Tabbed Board Book by Giles Andreae

An irresistible counting book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling story Giraffes Can't Dance. With bright, bold pictures and simple rhyming text, this tactile board book is perfect for preschoolers just starting to learn about numbers. Read it together and help them turn the pages using the sturdy tabs on each page. With rocking rhinos, zippy zebras and flamenco-dancing flamingos, counting to ten has never been so much fun!


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 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 a joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different. Junior 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 delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations. Junior A rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny. Independent Witty match of rollicking rhyme and bold colour. Guardian A 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 Telegraph Has managed to capture the hearts of countless children... a modern classic. Baby & Me

About the Author

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae was born in London in 1966. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today. He began writing when he was at primary school and gets a lot of his ideas from trying to keep his own children entertained.

Giles is the hugely successful and talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the well-known Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. Giles lives in London with his wife and four children.

His top tips for becoming a writer are: read a lot, write a lot and write from the heart.

Author photo copyright: Martin Salter

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Board book
14 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

3rd October 2013



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