It’s the age old problem, you always want what you don’t have. For a giraffe named Edward it’s all about his neck, it’s just too… necky. He can’t do what the other animals can and so he just wants to hide. Then one day he meets a turtle named Cyrus, who has similar opinions of his own neck, and much admiration for Edward’s long neck. Together they help each other to gain perspective on how great their necks are, especially when they work together. A great read-aloud!
A charming story about perception and positive self image, guaranteed to illicit some giggles along the way!
whenever I look at gavin newsome, governor of California, and former mayor of san Francisco, I see a giraffe. it didn't help that their lousy zoo featured a giraffe enclosure which were the first animals seen when one entered the-then new entrance, closer to the pacific ocean by an eighth of a mile, than the-then old entrance, further away from that big pond(if the brits refer to the atlantic ocean, as, 'the pond',then why not call the Pacific Ocean, the 'big pond) up sloat boulevard toward west portal. while I lived there, there was an incident with a female tiger, which consisted of her scaling the wall of her area to get to two teenage tormenters. she dealt with them severely. sfpd killed her as she peacefully sat next to the one she didn't kill. she was enjoying his trembling but was interrupted by the pellets which ended her life. things like this are not supposed to happen, in real life. wakes some of us up from the maya-dream we doze and walk around in/with. obviously, the tiger enclosure was poorly designed...in fact, it was not up to the standards of the national zoo group. how could anyone have expected dear gavin to know anything of this? wasn't it the rascally behavior of the young men, which brought tragedy into their lives? (and, one of them, out of life). / saw a nature special about giraffes recently. it featured two young males fighting for position in the giraffe-group. the sight of those long necks, swinging at each other in order to make head-butts happen, well, I tell ya', it made me glad such specials are made, and books like this one are published.
A companion piece for Penguin Problems, but with a self-critical focus. The illustrations are charming.
This is a story about a giraffe who feels his neck is too long and a turtle who feels his neck is too short. Nicely illustrated and very cute. A good story to teach kids about being positive and learning to like themselves.
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