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The Giraffe Who Cock-a-Doodle-Doo'd.
Dial Books for Young Readers.
Something strange has taken place in the jungle! When the jungle rooster awoke to greet the new day,
he fluffed up his feathers and opened his beak to cock-a-doodle-doo, out came an earth-shattering...
He opened his enormous jaws, but all that came out was a tiny little...
He stretched his trunk to trumpet, out came a HISS instead!Snake gets upset, discovering the Elephant's hiss."Listen." But out of his mouth came a very loud SQUAWK!
Parrot took a deep breath, opened his beak, and out came a ground-shaking TRUMPET!
So Giraffe stretched out his long neck, opened his mouth, took a big breath, and...coCk-a-doodle-dooooo!
This is an awesome book and is sure to get children laughing! The part that makes it even better are the pop-up illustrations that show the animals in action! Definitely worth sharing!
Giraffes Can't Dance.
Every year, the jungle dance in Africa has Gerald the Giraffe in a panic.
And this year when the day arrive
Poor Gerald felt so sad,
Because when it came to dancing
He was really very bad.
The watrhogs started waltzing
And the rhinos rock 'n' rolled
The lions danced a tango
Which was elegant and bold.
The chimps all did a cha-cha
With a very latin feel,
And eight baboons then teamed up
For a splendid Scottish reel.
I love this book, but even more than the book, I love the message that Gerald passed on to readers. Books with a strong message are one of the reasons that I love reading so much! I think the message is quite clear and children will understand it. However, it might take a discussion to ensure that they're really "getting" the message!Then he raised his head and looked upAt the moon and stars above.
"We all can dance," he said,
"When we find music that we love."
Giraffes Can't Dance Lesson Plan
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