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The international bestseller in an all-new specialty box set with Gerald the giraffe plush!
This box set includes a Giraffe's Can't Dance book as well as an adorable plush doll of Gerald the giraffe!
Giraffe's 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.
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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 CoulterAbout the Author:
Giles Andreae is the award-winning author of numerous children's books, including Giraffes Can't Dance, K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo, and The Chimpanzees of Happytown. Giles lives in London with his wife and three children.
Guy Parker-Rees has illustrated many bestselling Orchard books, including Giraffes Can't Dance,K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo and The Chimpanzees of Happytown by Giles Andreae; Down By the Cool of the Pool, Dinosaurumpus!, and All Afloat on Noah's Boat by Tony Mitton; Quiet! by Paul Bright; and The Hippo-Not-Amus by Tony and Jan Payne. He lives in Brighton, England.
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Book Description Scholastic Inc., 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110545826179