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Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition

Written by Giles Andreae

Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Part of the Giraffes Can't Dance Series

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LoveReading View on Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition

A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realise that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom.  So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence this is the perfect book to give them that confidence to do something they didn’t think they could do.  Stunning illustrations as ever from Guy Parker-Rees coupled with Giles Andrae’s sublime rhyming poem that will delight every child and parent alike. A triumph of a book and made even more spectacular in this new irresistible touch-and-feel format.

Andrea Reece

Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition Synopsis

Celebrate the 20th birthday of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance, with this special new edition featuring a super-shiny cover! Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? 

Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition Press Reviews

A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. All toddlers should grow up reading this Daily Mail

A modern classic Baby & Me 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

A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp Daily Telegraph

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

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ISBN: 9781408354414
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408354414
Publication date: 2nd May 2019
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers

About 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 ...

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