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Comments for Elephants Cannot Dance!

Elephants Cannot Dance!: 12/16/14

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Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems is the ninth in the Elephant and Piggie series. Piggie has taken up dance and tries to get Gerald to join her. He, though, is convinced that elephants can't dance. His efforts to join in seem to bear out his observation.

What mostly happens is that Gerald zigs when Piggie zags. I wonder if Gerald (or Piggie) is left handed (and footed) and the other isn't. Or perhaps, Gerald is dyslexic. Whatever is the cause of his inability to learn the moves is never revealed.

Since my daughter loves to dance and has been in two recitals, I expected her to love Elephants Cannot Dance! She didn't. If anything, she found the book confusing. There's a lot of dance humor that just went over her head.

Three stars

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