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Monday, January 23, 2012

A Book Review: Giraffes Can’t Dance





This delightful book written by Giles Andreae is beautifully illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees and published for three to six year olds. Adi and I love to read "Giraffes can't Dance" almost every day. As you can guess, this story is about  a giraffe called Gerald who dance. So, when he goes to attend the famous Jungle Dance held every year in Africa, he gets teased by all the other animals. 

A wise cricket tells Gerald, "Sometimes when you are different, you just need a different song."

Moral of the story: It is brave to be different from the others. We all can dance when we find music that we love.

What makes this book delightful to read over and over again is its illustrations. It shows rhinos who rock and roll, chimps doing a naughty cha-cha,  lions tangoing, and baboons dancing  a Scottish reel. For kids and grown ups, this book offers refreshing humor and memorable moments.

Adi laughs with delight from page to page of this book and he loves the message too. The humour appeals to adult and child alike.

For those of you who have kids between 3 to 6 years, this book is a must-have. You can also read it here:



4 comments:

R. Ramesh said...

ya super illustration yar...and swapna ji..hey nice to hear fm u..after a longggg time...thanks.stay connected..best wishes to junior..

roses said...

Yummy....
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ahmedabadonnet said...

New concept...
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Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

RameshJi - thanks a ton!

Roses - It's a giraffe, not a dish:) Thanks for dropping by.

Ahmedabadonnet - Thanks, I too liked the concept and its peppy treatment.

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