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Number One bestseller Giraffes Can’t Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 20 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. – Independent

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

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

Reviews

Junior
This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations.
The Bookseller
This rhyming poem is excellent.
Baby & Me
Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
A wonderful, light-hearted story.
Bournemouth Echo
Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.
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
Lytham St Annes Express
Lovely
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
Independent
A rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny.
Guardian
Witty match of rollicking rhyme and bold colour.
Church Times
An inspiration.
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
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.
Junior
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.
The Independent
Superb...a wonderfully funny book.
Carousel
Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.
motherandbaby.co.uk
A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences
Daily Telegraph
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.
The Daily Telegraph
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp