Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm so glad to see my Allen friends reading this summer! Hannah is going to be all ready for first grade, because she's keeping up her reading skills. She is shown here reading the delightful story Giraffes Can't Dance. Keep up the good work, Hannah!

Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. His knees buckle whenever he tries to twirl. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But there is one little creature who believes in Gerald. "Everything makes music," the cricket explains, "if you really want it to." So Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune.

With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

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