Come and stroke the animals, give them all a try. Why not start with Gerald? He's a furry, friendly guy. Even the smallest reader will delight in exploring all the animal textures on each page. With a lion's mane to stroke, to a hyena's tickly paws, this book is bound to become a favourite to share. Children will love to pore over the bright ...
Come and stroke the animals, give them all a try. Why not start with Gerald? He's a furry, friendly guy. Even the smallest reader will delight in exploring all the animal textures on each page. With a lion's mane to stroke, to a hyena's tickly paws, this book is bound to become a favourite to share. Children will love to pore over the bright artwork on each page, whilst the rhyming text makes this book perfect to read aloud. Giraffes Can't Dance is a bestselling phenomenon with over 1.7 million copies sold worldwide.
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Publishers Weekly, 2001-09-10 All the jungle's got the beat, but Gerald the giraffe has four left feet. Such is the dilemma in this British team's bouncy if didactic picture book about self-esteem. As a multitude of fleet-footed beasts eagerly "skip and prance" at the annual Jungle Dance in Africa, Gerald feels sad "because when it comes to dancing/ he was really very bad." Jeered by waltzing warthogs and cha-cha-ing chimps when he attempts to cut a rug, Gerald hangs his head and leaves the celebration behind. Luckily, a friendly cricket appears in the moonlight, chirping a morale-boosting song of self-confidence that soon sets Gerald in graceful motion. Andreae's rhyming text has a jaunty rhythm that's likely to spark interest in the read-aloud crowd, in spite of a heavy-handed message. Parker-Rees's kicky depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals boogying on the dance floor are the highlight here. His watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork exudes a fun, party vibe. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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