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Giraffes can't dance

by Andreae, Giles, 1966-

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E AND
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JUV E AND
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD KIT ANDREAE
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j CD KIT ANDREAE
Gerald the giraffe longs to dance like everyone else, but his legs are too skinny, and he just can't seem to get it right. At the Jungle Dance, all the other animals make fun of him, and he almost believes he is a failure, until one friend's encouragement shows him how his uniqueness can make him the best dancer of all.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "All the jungle's got the beat, but Gerald the giraffe has four left feet. Such is the dilemma in this British team's bouncy if didactic picture book about self-esteem. As a multitude of fleet-footed beasts eagerly "skip and prance" at the annual Jungle Dance in Africa, Gerald feels sad "because when it comes to dancing/ he was really very bad." Jeered by waltzing warthogs and cha-cha-ing chimps when he attempts to cut a rug, Gerald hangs his head and leaves the celebration behind. Luckily, a friendly cricket appears in the moonlight, chirping a morale-boosting song of self-confidence that soon sets Gerald in graceful motion. Andreae's rhyming text has a jaunty rhythm that's likely to spark interest in the read-aloud crowd, in spite of a heavy-handed message. Parker-Rees's kicky depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals boogying on the dance floor are the highlight here. His watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork exudes a fun, party vibe. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Weston Wood read-along cd
Subjects Giraffe -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Dance -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Individuality -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Giraffe -- Fiction.
Dance -- Fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Westport, Conn.] :Weston Woods Studio,2007
Contributors Williams, Billy Dee, 1937-
Mansfield, David, 1956-
Participants/Performers Narrated by Billy Dee Williams.
Other Contributors Music composed by David Mansfield.
Language English
Notes Accompanied by book of same title: Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees -- New York : Scholastic Inc., c1999, (2001 printing).
Track 1, story with page-turn signals; Track 2, story without page-turn signals.
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 12min., 29 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm).
ISBN 0439027292
9780439287197 (bk.)
0439287197 (bk.)
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