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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance

by Giles Andreae Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. His knees buckle whenever he tries to twirl. 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 there is one little creature who believes in Gerald. "Everything makes music," the cricket explains, "if you really want it to." So Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune.

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

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - K
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
450L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
29

About the Author and Illustrator

Giles Andreae
Guy Parker-Rees Guy Parker-Rees is a bestselling illustrator.

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