Giraffes Can’t Dance

Publisher details

Giraffes Can't Dance
Authors
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher
Hachette
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
09 January, 2001

Synopsis

Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they?2009 sees the 10th anniversary of the bestselling picture book and this sturdy board book edition of this funny, touching and triumphant story from an award-winning creative team will delight and entertain every toddler.#44 in Australia’s 50 Favourite Kids’ Books poll, 2014 
Guy Parker-Rees
About the author

Guy Parker-Rees

One of my earliest memories is of a huge Kudu antelope sticking his neck in the car window to try and gobble up our sandwiches.I was born in Zimbabwe and I can still remember the smell of the huge, hot granite rocks. My older sister, my two brothers and I came back to a cold grey England when I was three.I spent a lot of my time at school doodling and painting, then did a degree in English and Philosophy at York University, where I spent a lot of time painting and doodling.I worked as a mural painter, an arts and crafts teacher and as an art therapist, among other things, before finding out that I really wanted to illustrate children's books.I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best writers of children's books. When a story is good, ideas just leap into my head and all I have to do is scribble them down.I am very proud of the fact that Giraffes Can't Dance, written by Giles Andreae, has gone on to be such an international best seller. It is such a wonderful story. Equally, the fact that several of the books I've illustrated for Tony Mitton have won awards which were voted for by children is very satisfying.I like to convey feelings in my work by using a vibrant, bouncing line, strong colours and getting expressions just right. I find it very exciting when it all comes together. Oh, and I like drawing lots of animals too.I enjoy doing school visits to talk about how I illustrate and do some drawing with the audience. I live in Brighton with my wife and three children. It's a half hour walk across the park to get to my studio, which I share with three other illustrators.

Books by Guy Parker-Rees

Giles Andreae
About the author

Giles Andreae

Giles is the author of many best-selling and award-winning children’s books including Giraffes Can’t DanceRumble in the JunglePants and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.Giles is also the creator of the stick-man cartoon poet, Purple Ronnie, and of the playful artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton.Giles lives near Oxford with his wife and 4 young children, and has a studio overlooking the sea in Cornwall, where he writes and draws many of his best-known creations.What makes Giles most happy is playing on the beach with his family in the sunshine.

Books by Giles Andreae

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