Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles AndreaeLike Gerald the giraffe, we all have our insecurities. We may feel different or inadequate at times. Author, Giles Andrae, along with the help of talented illustrator, Guy Parker-Rees use a giraffe who doubts his dancing abilities and a wise cricket to entertain and remind children that "sometimes when you're different, you just need a different song."
Giraffes Can't Dance is an inspiring book for all ages. It shows children that the word "Can't" is a relative term. Who's to say you can't dance? Taking a lesson from Gerald, "We can all dance when we find music that we love." It's an important lesson adults can learn too. For some reason as we grow older we tell ourselves that our own style isn't the cool thing, when it is. It's the coolest. It's the best. It's the only way, because it's your way.
Who's to say you aren't beautiful?! We are all beautiful and even if, at first, others fail to see your uniqueness, your beauty, it doesn't make that fact any less true. Look at Gerald for instance - when all the other jungle animals laughed and scoffed at Gerald, he ended up finding his own little boogie that everyone wanted to take the lead from him on. Gerald the Giraffe is beautiful. So are you.