This is a fabulous and beautifully illustrated tale of a giraffe called Gerald and his longing to take part in the annual jungle dance. The cruel animal taunts at the dance however make Gerald freeze on the spot and and creep off home feeling all sad and alone. On his journey home an encounter with a friendly cricket sees Gerald realise his potential and his dreams of dancing come true.
“Gerald felt his body do the most amazing thing. His hooves started shuffling making circles on the ground, his neck was gently swaying and his tail was swishing around.”
As Gerald loses himself in the music all the animals that had taunted him earlier in the evening begin to gather around and watch in awe.
The moral of the story is that
“We all can dance when we find music that we love”
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