Gerald the giraffe has a body that’s perfect for standing still and eating the shoots from tall trees, but when it comes to dancing, his legs are just too skinny and his neck is just too long. He never feels more awkward than the night of the big Jungle Dance when all of the animals convene to show off their moves. The warthogs waltz, the lions tango, and the chimpanzees do the cha-cha. When Gerald finally gets the nerve to try the dance floor himself, all the animals jeer and ridicule his attempts, telling him, “Giraffes can’t dance!” It takes the encouragement of a small friend and a different kind of music for Gerald to find his own rhythm. This story will inspire both children and adults to take risks and maybe even dance by the light of the moon themselves!