Author: Giles Andreae

Age: 3 to 6 years old

Category: Building Self Esteem

Why We Like It: This is the touching story of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance…But with crooked knees and thin legs, it’s hard for a giraffe to shake it on the dance floor. The other animals initially make fun of him, but Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

This book is an inspiration for kids who dream of greatness, but maybe aren’t there yet. The story shows how those of us who are different, “just need a different song” to get us up and dancing. The illustrations for this book are marvelous and make the story even better. And Gerald’s friends, the cricket and three small bugs, hide on every page of the book which kids find delightful. Once they figure this out, they will search tirelessly to point them out to you.

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