Love that Line – Figurative language

There is so much wonderful language in Giraffes Can’t Dance by Gile Andreae.       Here are some of my favorite lines:








The warthogs started waltzing and the rhinos rock ‘n’ rolled.


The lions danced a tango that 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.


“Excuse me! Coughed a cricket who’d seen Gerald earlier on.

Alliteration and Assonance:

To me the sweetest music is those branches in the breeze.

His neck was gently swaying, and his tail was swishing ‘round.

He threw his legs out sideways, and he swung them everywhere.