The Short Giraffe Book Cover The Short Giraffe
Neil Flory
Children's stories
Murdoch Books
2014
24

Littlest Geri tries hard to stretch up to the other giraffes so he can feature in a group photo - but is everyone looking at things from the wrong perspective? This is a picture book for anyone who has ever felt different from the herd.

The idea of a short giraffe was instantly appealing to me – the tallest animal in the world having “height issues”?! What could possibly make for a funnier story?  As I delved into the story I met the delightful Geri, the short giraffe. This book features amazing illustrations that have the cute-factor without being too babyish and the story delights as the animals try various ways to include Geri with hilarious results. The themes that arise through this story are numerous – the most obvious being the ideas that we’re all different, we all feel self-conscious about our looks and we all want to fit in with the group. What a great way to celebrate the unique features of the children in your life!

Classroom Activities:

  • Venn diagram comparing you and your best friend
  • Write a story about an elephant with a short trunk or an ostrich who can’t run

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