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Gerald was a tall giraffe whose neck was long and slim,
But his knees were awfully bandy and his legs were rather thin . . .

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?

A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees. This chunky board book edition is perfect for little hands.

“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”

A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp”
Daily Telegraph


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

Giraffes Can't Dance