Nonna’s Corner: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

August 17th, 2016 Kimberly Review 14 Comments

17th Aug

Nonna's Corner

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.

Nonna’s Corner: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Giraffes Can't Dance
by Giles Andreae
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Source: Purchase
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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.”

Gerald the Giraffe

Giraffes Can’t Dance imparts a wonderful message. Sophia give it five cookies out of five. Click To Tweet

About Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of several children’s books, including the best-selling Giraffes Can’t Dance, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. He is the creator of Purple Ronnie, one of the most successfully licensed cartoon characters in his native England.  Giles lives with his wife and three children in Notting Hill, England.

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14 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae”

  1. Kristin

    I love the message of this book! Where was this book when I was a kid??? I, sadly, still can’t dance 😛

  2. kindlemom1

    This is a cute one! My girls always loves the Eric Carle books, I can’t remember if I told you that or not but those were always favorite and have fun imaginative colors and pictures as well as some good messages.

  3. Katherine

    We love this one! The Tornado still gets the giggles when he looks at it because of the giraffe’s crazy antics! I’m glad Sophie enjoyed it too!