Week of Reviews: Day 2

Cover image  Gerald the dancing giraffe has a new fan, me. I am very much enchanted with this rhyming tale entitled Giraffes Can’t Dance. This charming read-aloud written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees was first published in 1999 and again in 2001 by Orchard Books. Gerald is a giraffe who can’t dance, or least he thinks he can’t. But when he finds the right music, he shows a style and grace unmatched by any of the other jungle animals. Sporting fun, poetic text, accompanied by full-page, full-color watercolor  illustrations, Giraffes Can’t Dance will no doubt captivate your child just as it captivated the child within me. Personally, I love to dance and sing even though I’m lousy at both. Maybe one day, I will find style and grace just like Gerald. Until then, may we all have music in our hearts, a song on our lips, and a beat to our steps.

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