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Giraffes Can't Dance

20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Guy Parker-Rees Giles Andreae



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Orchard Books
09 October 2018
A beautiful 20th Anniversary Gift Edition of this much-loved classic picture book about being yourself and finding your own tune.

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 has been a family favourite for 20 years. A funny, touching and triumphant story, it has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now in a beautiful limited-edition hardback, complete with a foiled slipcase, this is the perfect present for every family.

A highly collectable edition for fans old and new.

All toddlers should grow up reading this - Daily Mail A modern classic - Baby and 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
By:   Giles Andreae
Illustrated by:   Guy Parker-Rees
Imprint:   Orchard Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 304mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   848g
ISBN:   9781408354421
ISBN 10:   140835442X
Series:   Giraffes Can't Dance
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   09 October 2018
Recommended Age:   Up to 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Giles Andreae (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 young children by the river in Oxfordshire. Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) 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.

Reviews for Giraffes Can't Dance: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

An inspiration. * Church Times * A wonderful, light-hearted story. * Bournemouth Daily Echo * A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago * Daily Express * 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. * Carousel * A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message. * Sunderland Echo * Superb...a wonderfully funny book. * The Independent * Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference. * Bournemouth Echo * This rhyming poem is excellent. * The Bookseller * Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic. * Baby & Me * A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp * The Daily Telegraph * A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences * * Lovely * Lytham St Annes Express * 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 * 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 rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm * Evening Standard *

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