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A Surprise for Giraffe and Elephant (Giraffe and Elephant are Friends)

Paul Gude, Paul Gude (Illustrator)


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Elephant has a lot to say about surprises-about surprise alpine horn serenades, and surprise toboggans, and surprise parties.

And while Giraffe doesn't have a lot to say about surprises, or anything else, he always seems to get the last word.

With surprising wit and humor, Paul Gude brings back delightfully earnest Elephant and her quiet friend, Giraffe, for three new (and surprisingly silly) adventures that will leave readers laughing and asking for more!

Praise For A Surprise for Giraffe and Elephant (Giraffe and Elephant are Friends)


"Gude's sense of visual and textual pacing and comedic timing is spot-on."—SLJ

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781423183112, 56pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2015

About the Author

Author, actor, musician and cartoonist, Paul Gude was surprised to remember that Giraffe and Elephant's toboggan adventure was inspired by his childhood in Dorsey, Illinois, where he had a toboggan like the one Giraffe gives Elephant and the lack of good sledding hills resulted in a similar outcome. Paul currently lives in Seattle, Washington, which is much more toboggan friendly, and this is his second book for children. Learn more about Paul at