Giraffes Can't Dance
I just love these bright illustrations that have a dream-like, almost magical, quality to them. Every page of this story is eye-catching. The sweet giraffe pictured on the cover is the main character and he's told at the beginning that "giraffes can't dance." I don't know a person that has not been told by someone, at some point, that they "can't." I think children, especially, feel this way in stages and phases when they are changing by leaps and bounds and are sometimes capable of more than the adults around them might realize. In that spirit, I'm willing to bet that any child you share this book with will connect in some way to the giraffe in the story, setting the stage for them to learn, along with him, that "we all can dance...when we find music that we love." A child that learns to seek their music, their drummer, their own beat is a child full of hope, a child that knows the value in believing in one's self.
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