Giraffe Problems (Animal Problems) (Board book)

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By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$8.99
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Description


The bestselling creators of the hilarious Penguin Problems, Jory John and Lane Smith, turn a giraffe's problematic long neck into an enviable advantage in this fun board book.

Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding behind bushes--honestly, anything you can think of. Just when he has exhausted his neck-hiding options and is about to give up, Cyrus the turtle ambles in (very slowly) and helps Edward understand that his neck has a purpose and, besides, looks excellent in a bow tie. 

Along with a heavy dose of humor comes a gentle reminder about the importance of acceptance.

About the Author


JORY JOHN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books for both children and adults. He is the author of Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems (both illustrated by Lane Smith), The Bad Seed and The Good Egg (both illustrated by Pete Oswald), and Quit Calling Me a Monster! and I Will Chomp You! (both illustrated by Bob Shea), among many other books. Jory is a two-time E. B. White Read Aloud Honor recipient and has won numerous state book awards for his writing. He lives in Oregon. You can find him at joryjohn.com and follow him on Twitter at @IamJoryJohn.

LANE SMITH (also the illustrator of Penguin Problems) has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including Grandpa Green, a Caldecott Honor Book, and It's a Book, which has been translated into over twenty-five languages. Four of his books have been New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year. In 2012 the Eric Carle Museum named him an Honor Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's books." In 2014 he received the Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. Lane lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, book designer Molly Leach. Visit him on the web at lanesmithbooks.com.

Praise For…


"This book will appeal to older preschoolers as well as elementary school kids, and would lend itself perfectly to dramatic interpretation or an art lesson in sponge or block printing."—School Library Journalstarred review

"Never one to let an opportunity for caricature go to waste, Smith stretches Edward’s neck to comical length... That it’s just right for a giraffe is a notion that Edward, not to mention young readers with self-consciousness issues of their own, will have no trouble swallowing."—Bookliststarred review

"Lighthearted palaver by John (The Bad Seed) flows effortlessly, and the pair’s courtly manners (“That means a great deal to me, Edward”) are sure to garner laughs as their shared dismay rings true."—Publishers Weeklystarred review

  “With this and Penguin Problems, John is clearly setting out to catalogue animal angst continent by continent,
and audiences won’t want to miss the trip.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s BooksReview, July/August 2018 issue
 
“Smith’s artwork is eye-catching and expressive.”
—Kirkus ReviewsReview, August 15, 2018
 
“Readers are afforded caring models for self-accep­tance and unconditional friendship.”
—The Horn BookReview, September/October 2018 issue


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593127728
ISBN-10: 0593127722
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Pages: 34
Language: English
Series: Animal Problems