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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae   Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545826174 Mixed media product
Pages | 6.5" x 8.3" | Ages 2 to 4

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439287197 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.75" x 11.92" | Ages 4 to 8

The international bestseller in an all-new specialty box set with Gerald the giraffe plush!

This box set includes a board book edition of Giraffes Can’t Dance as well as an adorable plush doll of Gerald the giraffe!

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Giraffes Can’t Dance

" 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." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Dinosaurumpus!

" Perfect for bedtime reading.... It’s sure to be a big hit at story hours, too; expect young listeners to jump up and add their own wriggles and shakes to the dinosaur party." —Booklist

" From the swoop and ‘Eeeeeek!’ of the pteranodon ... to the high-kicking ‘Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!’ of the T. rex, each animal presents a fine opportunity for vocal and physical silliness that will be welcome wherever blood-stirring activity is needed. The colorful, eye-popping illustrations are sure to entice." —School Library Journal