In March I shared some of Princess Sophia’s favorites and you recommended books to me. One of those books was Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. When I received a gift card from Amazon I did what any Nonna would do- I ordered the board book. I am delighted that I did. Enjoy my review and then grab a copy for your favorite little one.
by Giles Andreae
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But with some sound advice from a wise cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune.
I chose the board book of Giraffes Can’t Dance because of Sophia’s age and it is just the right size for her. Giraffes Can’t Dance shares the story of Gerald the giraffe. Gerald lives in Africa and every year the animals hold a Jungle Dance. The warthogs waltz and the lions tango, but poor Gerald cannot dance. He wobbles on his tall legs. The other animals make fun of Gerald and he runs off into the jungle. When he reaches a clearing a cricket shares some advice with Gerald and as Gerald listens he begins to dance. This is such a cute story, with its catchy phrases and colorful illustrations done by Guy Parker-Rees. Giraffes Can’t Dance imparts a wonderful message. Sophia give it five cookies out of five.
- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
“So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you – everything makes music if you really want it to.”
Giraffes Can’t Dance imparts a wonderful message. Sophia give it five cookies out of five. Click To Tweet
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