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Celebrate Giraffes Can’t Dance Day – 21st June

Celebrate GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE DAY with us!

21st June, World Giraffe Day

We have adopted World Giraffe Day to celebrate everyone’s favourite, Gerald the Giraffe. On Giraffes Can’t Dance Day we believe that what makes you YOU and dancing to your own tune deserves to be celebrated.

Whether you’re a school, library, bookshop or a family at home, we want to encourage everyone to join in and celebrate with us and our friend Gerald the Giraffe.

How to Get Involved

Sign up using the form below to receive a physical Giraffes Can’t Dance Day activity resource pack. Form closes on 10th June and packs will be sent out before 21st June.

Download these activity packs which have everything you need to host your own Giraffes Can’t Dance Day event!

Download Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Day Teacher Resources

Giraffes Can’t Dance Day Activity Event Pack

Download social images to share on your channels

Don’t forget to share your photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GiraffesCantDanceDay

Twitter: @HachetteKids @AndreaeGiles  @GuyParker_Rees
Instagram: @HachetteKids @Giles_andreae @GuyParkerRees

About Giraffes Can’t Dance:

Celebrate being exactly who you are and dancing to your own tune with the bestselling picture book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. It has been a family favourite for over 20 years and is a perfect way to introduce KS1 children to the concept of confidence, identity and community in a fun, accessible way – that always ends in a jungle dance!

Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance… or can they? A family favourite for over 20 years, Giraffes Can’t Dance is a funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, by bestselling creators Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.

Read all the books in the series:

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Elephant Me

The Chimpanzees’ Happy Tree

Brave Dave

Text extracts © Purple Enterprises Ltd, a Coolabi company, 1999
Illustrations © Guy Parker-Rees, 1999