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Half a Giraffe?

Jodie Parachini, Richard Smythe (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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All giraffes, even baby Gisele, know that the juiciest leaves are on the tops of the trees. But how does she reach them? No matter how she stretches or twists, those tasty leaves are just too high. A strong story with a light touch, and colorful art with extra touches of humor, appeals to both children and adults.

Praise For Half a Giraffe?

"Small children also want to accomplish tasks beyond their abilities with the assistance and encouragement of wise and patient grown-ups, and this story will resonate. Working together, these animal friends are good models for cooperative play." —Kirkus Reviews

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807531440, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

About the Author

Jodie Parachini is half American and half British. Of her last book, This is a Serious Book, School Library Journal said, "This is a great read aloud...brimming with opportunities for actively engaging storytime.  Richard Smythe graduated with an illustration master's degree in 2010 and has illustrated many successful picture books with his distinctive style. His recent book, Watersong, was included in the New York Public Library's list of Best Books for Kids 2017.