PRE-ORDER: Giraffes Cannae Dance: Giraffes Can't Dance in Scots

PRE-ORDER: Giraffes Cannae Dance: Giraffes Can't Dance in Scots



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Giraffes Cannae Dance will be published on 2 September 2021. You can pre-order your copy now, by clicking the PRE-ORDER button above. For further information, please see the Pre-Order Information Tab.

Geordie wis a tall giraffe.
His neck wis jimp and lang,
But his legs were awfie bowlie
And his knees were aye gaun wrang.

Geordie wid love tae jine in wi the ither animals at the Jungle Swing, but everybody kens giraffes cannae dance . . . or can they?

This funny, touching and triumphant story has been a family favourite for more than 20 years, and now, for the first time, here it is in Scots!

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Published: 2nd September 2021
Format: 283x234mm, paperback
Extent: 32 pages
ISBN: 9781785303517


Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Guy Parker-Rees' exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Described as 'one of the most exciting young artists in the picture book world' his successes include Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide bestseller, and Richard & Judy children's book choice, Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. As well as illustrating for some of the best authors in the business, Guy has also written the 'Tom and Millie' books and the 'Dylan' series. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.

James Robertson is a co-founder of Itchy Coo. He writes books for both adults and children, in English and in Scots. His novel The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2007. For Itchy Coo his translations include Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox and A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. 


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