Giraffes Can't Dance : Book and Plush Toy (Mixed media product)
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.
About the Author
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.
"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! (written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees) :
"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