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Wednesday 13 January 2021

Review: Love from Giraffes Can't Dance

Reflecting the same joy that was contained in the picture book, Giraffes Can’t Dance, these two popular and talented creators have collaborated again in Love from Giraffes Can’t Dance.

Gerald the giraffe and his friends surface again in a board book full of love spread through poetry. The stunning images by Guy Parker-Rees reinforce the text, making it twinkle like spitting sparklers.

The rhyming verse reminds us that music can be found everywhere if your heart is open to love. In the trees, in the breeze, in the sounds of life moving about, the chirp of birds and crickets; of grasshoppers and the noises of the night. Music is in the stars. That music can make you want to dance.

Most of all, the best sound of music can be heard in the words, I love you!

Although this is a board book which is directed at children, it will probably be given to many others that are not children. Declarations of love do not belong to an age group. Love is the music of the soul, so it is there for all.

This beautiful book with animal characters, large and small, reflects the diversity within relationships. It holds the glory of life in bold statements of what makes it worthwhile. Love.

In these turbulent times that the world is experiencing, joy can be given and found in many forms. Even in a board book.

Title: Love from Giraffes Can't Dance
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
Publisher: Hachette, $14.99
Publication Date: 12 January 2021
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781408364833
For ages: 0 – 3+
Type: Board Book