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The Short Giraffe

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Publisher Comments:

Geri is the shortest giraffe in the herd, which causes all kinds of problems when Boba the baboon tries to take a photo. Can Geri stretch up tall enough to be in the picture? Or are the other giraffes looking at things from the wrong perspective? A very sweet story for pre-schoolers about difference and acceptance.

Review:

"The giraffes are very excited to be photographed for posterity as 'the tallest animals in the world.' The odd giraffe out, however, is Geri, 'the shortest giraffe who ever lived,' who barely makes it into the shot. The conventional approach would have the larger giraffes shunning Geri, prompting him to earn their respect and thus ensure a happy ending. But debut talents Flory and Cleary, both advertising creatives, are thinking Management 101, not morality play, and so their story unfolds in a wholly refreshing manner. The full-size, toothy-grinned giraffes cheerily insist that Geri join them, and in a series of visually economic and gently slapstick scenes set against a Kraft paper — like backdrop, Geri is subjected to their ideas for bringing him 'up to our level' (including filling him with helium). It takes a wise caterpillar to suggest the big guys rethink their approach. Simple and sunny, this story nonetheless makes it clear that 'well-meaning' isn't always enough — that if you believe the kid stays in the picture, then maybe it's the picture that needs changing. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

When Geri the giraffe's short stature makes it difficult for him to pose in a group photo of the herd, the other giraffes change their perspective to solve the problem.

About the Author

Neil Flory is an art and creative director in the advertising industry. He lives in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Mark Cleary is a graphic designer, web designer, advertising art director, photographer and illustrator. He lives in Singapore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807573464
Author:
Flory, Neil
Publisher:
Albert Whitman & Company
Author:
Cleary, Mark
Subject:
Children s Book
Subject:
Picture Book
Subject:
Giraffe
Subject:
Giraffes
Subject:
Short
Subject:
tall
Subject:
Big
Subject:
small
Subject:
Difference
Subject:
Differences
Subject:
Acceptance
Subject:
accommodation. problem solving
Subject:
Perspective
Subject:
photos
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 2 up to 5

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Product details 24 pages Albert Whitman & Company - English 9780807573464 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The giraffes are very excited to be photographed for posterity as 'the tallest animals in the world.' The odd giraffe out, however, is Geri, 'the shortest giraffe who ever lived,' who barely makes it into the shot. The conventional approach would have the larger giraffes shunning Geri, prompting him to earn their respect and thus ensure a happy ending. But debut talents Flory and Cleary, both advertising creatives, are thinking Management 101, not morality play, and so their story unfolds in a wholly refreshing manner. The full-size, toothy-grinned giraffes cheerily insist that Geri join them, and in a series of visually economic and gently slapstick scenes set against a Kraft paper — like backdrop, Geri is subjected to their ideas for bringing him 'up to our level' (including filling him with helium). It takes a wise caterpillar to suggest the big guys rethink their approach. Simple and sunny, this story nonetheless makes it clear that 'well-meaning' isn't always enough — that if you believe the kid stays in the picture, then maybe it's the picture that needs changing. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , When Geri the giraffe's short stature makes it difficult for him to pose in a group photo of the herd, the other giraffes change their perspective to solve the problem.
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