Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Giles Andreae
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  • ISBN
    9781841215655 / 1841215651
  • Title Giraffes Can’t Dance
  • Author Giles Andreae
  • Category Picture Books
  • Format
  • Year 2000
  • Pages 32
  • Publisher
    Hachette Children's Books
  • Imprint Orchard Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 226mm x 294mm x 5mm


A funny, touching and triumphant story from a bestselling and award-winning creative team.

Publisher Description

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? A funny, touching and triumphant story from an award-winning creative team. 2009 sees the 10th anniversary of this bestselling picture book loved by children everywhere.

An inspiration. Church Times 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 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

Shortlisted for Blue Peter Children's Book Awards: The Best Book to Read Out Aloud 2002.
Shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Award (Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud) 2002.

Author Biography

Guy Parker-Rees'exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable success include Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide success and recently a Richard & Judy children's book choice, 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 young sons. Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

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