Posted on October 16th, 2015 by pajamapress
“…As in Bender’s earlier books about this twosome, Bender’s bold acrylic illustrations will sometimes amusingly tell a story that differs from what the text reports. For example, when the text reads, “Giraffe enjoys the peace and quiet of a nap”, it would be logical to conclude that it is Giraffe who is having the nap. However, on the page facing this text, Bird is shown joyously hopping from branch to branch in the tree, with one of the “branches” being Giraffe’s head. The illustration accompanying the nap text reveals an annoyed Giraffe peering into a nest in which Bird has settled down for his nap.
An excellent addition to the “Giraffe and Bird” series.
—Dave Jenkinson, CM’s editor, lives in Winnipeg, MB.
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