Friday, January 17, 2014

Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andrede

Summary:  The bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance is now a board book!

Giraffes 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.  (Summary from and image from

My Review:  Sometimes we don't fit in.  Sometimes we are different in all the ways that stand out.  And we need to realize that that's ok.  We have our own way of moving through the world and we don't have to be like everybody else.  That, to me, is the message or this story.  Children need to hear this message at an early age and have it reinforced regularly, because in a society that puts pressure from every angle to be 'air-brushed perfect' we need messages of reassurance, originality, and honesty.  While I have 3 daughters and I feel this message is aptly focused for their well-being, this is a gender neutral book.  It's written in a rhyming fashion with vibrant illustrations.  My girls loved this book and ask to have to read repeatedly. 

Rating: 4 Stars

Sum it up: A cute story about finding your own style.

1 comment:

ailyn koay said...

sounds like the perfect book for my bubby!!


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