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Book Review: Giraffes Can’t Dance – Part of @Homedad’s #FictionFriday

on March 30, 2012

It’s that time of the week again where we hop on board with @Home Dad and join in his #FictionFriday blog hop

This week I’ve decided to feature Giraffes Can’t Dance (Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees) one of my daughter’s favourite’s

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”

If you want to join in with #FictionFriday why not hop on over to @HomeDad’s blog to join in the fun and find out more

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11 responses to “Book Review: Giraffes Can’t Dance – Part of @Homedad’s #FictionFriday

  1. jackiekatsianas says:

    Just noticed this on the Pinterest board. I love this book – I used to read it to my kids when they were little and they loved it too.

  2. jackiekatsianas says:

    Great book. I used to read this to my girls when they were little and they loved it too.

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