Giraffes Can't Dance Board Book

Giles Andreae

Guy Parker-Rees
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Orchard Books


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

In the media
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.


A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.

Sunderland Echo

Superb...a wonderfully funny book.

The Independent