Giraffes Can't Dance (15th Anniversary Edition)

Author(s): Giles Andreae; Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)

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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

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

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

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, The Lion Who Wanted to Love and keep Love in Your Heart, Little One. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.


Guy Parker-Rees' exuberant and energetic illustrations are instantly recognisable and much-loved. He was described in the Rough Guide to Children's Books as being 'One of the most exciting young artists in the children's book world.' Guy's illustrations include All Afloat on Noah's Boat and K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo. Guy lives in Brighton.

General Fields

  • : 9781841215655
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : May 2014
  • : 286mm X 38mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Picture books
  • : colour and b&w illustrations
  • : Giles Andreae; Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Guy Parker-Rees
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6