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



ISBN: 9781408354407
Series: Giraffes Can't Dance
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Format: Board book
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 9 Aug 2018
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 18.9(H) x 15(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 370



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

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 - motherandbaby.co.uk


Author Biography

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.

Giraffes Can't Dance Board Book

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