Don't Laugh at Giraffe cover

By Rebecca Bender

Don’t Laugh at Giraffe

Giraffe and Bird make the oddest pair. All they do is spat, squabble, and get on each other’s nerves. In the morning, Bird uses his loudest outdoor voice, so Giraffe makes a disgusting noise as he clears his phlegmy throat, so Bird tickles his neck, and . . . well, you get the picture. There’s nothing Bird likes more than to have a laugh at the expense of his lanky friend, and one thirsty day at the pond, he gets his chance. Giraffe’s awkward attempts to reach the water without getting his hooves wet raise a cackle from a flamingo, a chortle from the zebra, and a howl from the hippo. Soon everyone is having a good laugh . . . especially Bird. In fact, Bird is having a ball until he realizes that his mortified friend has left the pond without quenching his thirst. Now Bird is sorry. How will he get Giraffe back?

In a compact new edition just right for little hands, Rebecca Bender’s hilarious story about empathy and the trials of friendship will persuade young readers that it’s okay to look goofy and laugh at yourself once in a while, especially when you have a good friend by your side.

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Ages 3-6
ISBN: 978-1-77278-126-7
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardback with soft-to-touch book & reinforced binding
Trim Size: 7.36 x 9.00 inches / 18.70456 x 22.86cm
Pages: 32

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

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