Giraffe and Bird Together Again

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Giraffe and Bird Together Again

By Rebecca Bender
Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7
ISBN: 978-1-77278-051-2 (HC)
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardcover with dust jacket & reinforced trade binding
Trim Size: 10.6875 x 8.75 inches / 27.15 x 22.23 cm
Pages: 32

Publication Date: November 1, 2018

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

When it comes to adventure, Bird would say Sign me up! Giraffe would say No, thank you. But one day Bird disappears and Giraffe is forced on an adventure of his own—to find and rescue his friend!

Bird lives for adventure. He wants to swoop, soar, and explore. Giraffe is perfectly happy right where he is, thank you very much. He never worries when Bird flits off for a while. But one afternoon his friend fails to return. Giraffe has a bad feeling that something has happened to Bird. Giraffe dreads the wide world full of tangly forests, craggy mountains, and mysterious plains. But he doesn’t hesitate. If Bird is in trouble, then Giraffe will find and rescue him.

Award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Bender pushes Giraffe and Bird to new heights of courage, ingenuity, and humour in Giraffe and Bird Together Again. The two unlikely companions are firmer in their friendship, but their antics are just as uproarious as ever. Readers of all ages will laugh and cheer as Giraffe and Bird discover just how far each will go for the other.


“A strength of this title is the action verbs and rich vocabulary that is introduced….This title lends itself to discussion about friendship and being open to try new things. VERDICT A strong choice for a preschool storytime or a one-on-one sharing.”—School Library Journal

“Savor for the warmth of the illustrations, the fun, and the read-aloud possibilities.”—Booklist

“Bender’s sharp wit, onomatopoeic language, and cartoon-style illustrations capture Giraffe’s exasperation, determination, and terror…Bender includes a map of the locations Giraffe visits in his odyssey; inset pictures of the new animals in this book, a bush baby and an ibex, along with their Latin, scientific names offer bonus STEM material….A sequel that delivers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Bender’s acrylic and coloured pencil artwork is an essential part of the book’s success, and, as in the previous Giraffe and Bird books, the illustrations’ contents not only reflect the characters’ emotions but add to the book’s written text….Bender provides foreshadowing to the contents of Giraffe and Bird Together Again via a map that occupies part of the copyright page and its facing page. There, young readers can see the route that Giraffe will follow in his quest to find Bird as well as learn the names of the two other African animals that will make cameo experiences in Bender’s illustrations….Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine