Giraffes Ruin Everything
In this mischievously funny picture book, friends come in all shapes and sizes.
In case you were wondering, here's an incomplete list of things giraffes ruin:
- Birthday parties
- Going to the movies
- Playing at the park
- Hide and Seek
- Everything else
Yes, that's right. Giraffes ruin everything.
But what happens when our narrator gets into a tricky situation? Perhaps he'll find giraffes aren't so bad after all . . .
Praise For Giraffes Ruin Everything…
'Bright digital illustrations enliven this cheeky tale. A young child learns to navigate the nuances of social relationships, with help from a spotted, lanky friend." - Kirkus Reviews
"A gentle but firm reminder that patience and understanding have their rewards. Robertson’s easygoing cartooning, with its hints of 1960s-style animation, makes it an easy lesson to learn." - Publishers Weekly
"Brightly colored illustrations complement the text perfectly and are very engaging. Young readers, especially animal lovers, will want to read this book. It would also make an entertaining read aloud for story time." - School Library Connection
"A heartwarming lesson of learning to understand and accept friends as they are. . . . This cute offering about friendship is a solid choice for storytime and individual sharing." - School Library Journal
"Whether a fan of J.M. Barrie's classic tale or new to Neverland, readers will be clamoring for more from this enchanting world." - starred review, School Library Journal on HOOK'S REVENGE
"Readers will delight both the story and the storytelling." - starred review, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on HOOK'S REVENGE
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619634756, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 16, 2016
About the Author
New York Times Bestselling author and self-proclaimed giraffe suspicioner, Heidi Schulz, lies to children for fun and profit. She is best known for her bestselling novel for middle grade readers, Hook’s Revenge, published by Little Brown Books, and her picture book Giraffes Ruin Everything, published by Bloomsbury. When she is not writing, Heidi can be found in her Salem, Oregon home attempting to corral her two unwieldy dogs, sewing herself yet another fit-and-flare dress, or working through her bottomless stack of nightstand books.
Chris Robertson has worked as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers and as a storyboard director for Nickelodeon Animation Studios. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and three boys.