Giraffes Can't Dance [Paperback and DVD]

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9781408309421: Giraffes Can't Dance [Paperback and DVD]

Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ...or can they? This classic and bestselling picture book is now brought to life on DVD. Watch Gerald and his animal friends dance to the jungle music in this lively animation, narrated by actor Hugh Laurie, then join the party with the read along activity and dancing games.

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Gerald the giraffe doesn't really have delusions of grandeur. He just wants to dance. But his knees are crooked and his legs are thin, and all the other animals mock him when he approaches the dance floor at the annual Jungle Dance. "Hey, look at clumsy Gerald," they sneer. "Oh, Gerald, you're so weird." Poor Gerald slinks away as the chimps cha-cha, rhinos rock 'n' roll, and warthogs waltz. But an encouraging word from an unlikely source shows this glum giraffe that those who are different "just need a different song," and soon he is prancing and sashaying and boogying to moon music (with a cricket accompanist). In the vein of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Gerald's fickle "friends" quickly decide he's worthy of their attention again.

With this rhyming, poignant (in a cartoonish way) tale, Giles Andreae, author of Rumble in the Jungle, and numerous other picture books, shows insecure young readers that everyone can be wonderful, even those that march to the beat of a different cricket. The rhymes are somewhat awkward, but the bold, bright watercolors by Guy Parker-Rees will invite readers to kick up their heels and find their own internal harmony. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, The Lion Who Wanted to Love and I Love My Mummy. 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.

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Giles Andreae
Editorial: Orchard (2010)
ISBN 10: 1408309424 ISBN 13: 9781408309421
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Descripción Orchard, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111408309424

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