Giraffes Can't Dance
Author / Illustrator : Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Format : Paperback
Condition : New
Dimensions : 25cm x 30cm x 0.5cm
Gerald was a tall giraffe,
Whose neck was long and slim,
But his knees were awfully bandy,
And his legs were rather thin.
Gerald was not a good dancer. Every year he dreaded the great Jungle Dance. But what Gerald discovers one beautiful moonlit night is that when we're different sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to...
About Giles Andreae
Giles Andreae’s first children’s book, Rumble in the Jungle, was an instant hit and has been followed by several bestselling sequels, including Commotion in the Ocean and Dinosaurs Galore. The Lion Who Wanted to Love won the Red House Best Picture Book Award in 1998, as did Pants in 2003, whilst Giraffes Can’t Dance has become established as an international children’s classic. Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, with multi award-winning illustrator Russell Ayto, is also a bestseller. The sequel, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure is published in June. Giles’s children’s books have, to date, sold more than 2 million copies, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today.
Giles Andreae is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain’s favourite stickman. This phenomenally successful cartoon character has made Giles the country’s top selling living poet and an icon of contemporary popular culture.
Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children’s clothes designer, and their four young children in
About Guy Parker-Rees
One of my earliest memories is of a huge Kudu antelope sticking his neck in the car window to try and gobble up our sandwiches.
I was born in Zimbabwe and I can still remember the smell of the huge, hot granite rocks. My older sister, my two brothers and I came back to a cold grey England when I was three.
I spent a lot of my time at school doodling and painting, then did a degree in English and Philosophy at York University, where I spent a lot of time painting and doodling.
I worked as a mural painter, an arts and crafts teacher and as an art therapist, among other things, before finding out that I really wanted to illustrate children's books.
I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best writers of children's books. When a story is good, ideas just leap into my head and all I have to do is scribble them down.
I am very proud of the fact that "Giraffes Can't Dance", written by Giles Andreae, has gone on to be such an international best seller. It is such a wonderful story. Equally, the fact that several of the books I've illustrated for Tony Mitton have won awards which were voted for by children is very satisfying.
I like to convey feelings in my work by using a vibrant, bouncing line, strong colours and getting expressions just right. I find it very exciting when it all comes together. Oh, and I like drawing lots of animals too.
I enjoy doing school visits to talk about how I illustrate and do some drawing with the audience. I live in Brighton with my wife and three children. It's a half hour walk across the park to get to my studio, which I share with three other illustrators.
Giraffes Can't Dance
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