Giraffes Can’t Dance

Author: Giles Andreae

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ISBN: 9780439287197

Publisher: Orchard Books

Binding: Hardcover

Year Distributed: 2016 - 2017

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Animals, Rhymes & Nursery Rhymes

Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.


Age Group 30 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • May recite parts of well-known stories
  • Filling in words during read aloud
  • May be drawn to details and show enthusiasm for illustrations with parts they recognize

This is the beginning of the vocabulary avalanche! Your child is on the verge of learning so many words a day that you won’t be able to keep up! The next two years is the biggest explosion of vocabulary learning that a child will have in their entire life. Reading books with interesting language and that answer questions your child asks you can help build both vocabulary and knowledge about the world. Your child will be asking lots (and lots!) of questions. How you find out the answers together will show your child that their questions are valuable and that books and reading the internet can help us learn.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 30-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your toddler!


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