Giraffes Can't Dance (Big Book)

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

Picture Books (Paperback)

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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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 motherandbaby.co.uk

Lovely Lytham St Annes Express

This is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel and 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

Giles Andreae is the author of some of Orchard's bestselling picture books: The Lion Who Wanted to Love won the Children's Book Award. Giles's book Giraffes Can't Dance was commended in the Sheffield Children's Book Award; Commotion in the Ocean was shortlisted for the Nottingham Children's Book Award.


Guy Parker-Rees' vibrant and energetic illustrations are instantly recognisable and much-loved. 'One of the most exciting young artists in the children's book world.' Rough Guide to Children's Books. Guy teamed up with Giles to illustrate K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo among others. Guy lives in Brighton.

General Fields

  • : 9781846164446
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : April 2007
  • : 442mm X 360mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Big Book
  • : Guy Parker-Rees
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations
  • : Giles Andreae; Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)