Author: Andreae, Giles
Brand: Orchard Books
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Number Of Pages: 32
Release Date: 01-05-2014
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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 picture book story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees and a foiled cover. ... 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 TelegraphA 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
An inspiration. ―
A wonderful, light-hearted story. ―
Bournemouth Daily Echo
A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago ―
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. ―
A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message. ―
Superb...a wonderfully funny book. ―
Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference. ―
This rhyming poem is excellent. ―
Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic. ―
Baby & Me
This funny, touching and triumphant picture book about a giraffe who finds his own tune has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years.
Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ...or can they? 2009 sees the 10th anniversary of this bestselling picture book, loved by children everywhere.
From the Back Cover
Gerald was a tall giraffe Whose neck was long and slim,But his knees were awfully bandyAnd his legs were rather thin.Gerald 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 has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years!
About the Author
Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. 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. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four children by the river in Oxfordshire.
Guy Parker-Rees exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include picture book classic
Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide besteller;
Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed
All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.
Package Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.1 x 0.2 inches