World Giraffe Day

June 21st is World Giraffe Day!

World Giraffe Day celebrates the longest necked animal on the longest day of the year. There are some great giraffes in children’s fiction and we found several giraffes on our bookshelves.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees: This is still a huge favourite here and we love the audio version of the story with its funky calypso music. Gerald聽proves that giraffes CAN dance, they just need to find their own rhythm 馃檪

Giraffes Can't Dance

by Giles Andreae [Watts Pub Group]
- 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 $5.95

A Gold Star for George by Alice Hemming and Kimberley Scott: We love George who tries very hard to聽win a gold star at the Heavenly Hippos Gold Star awards.聽He’s a kind giraffe who discovers that there is more than one way to be a winner!

A Gold Star for George

by Alice Hemmings [Maverick Arts Publishing]
- 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 $17.96

A Gold Star for George is also available as an Early Reader.

A Gold Star for George (Early Reader)

by Alice Hemming [Maverick Arts Publishing]
- 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 $8.27

Jolly Snow by Jane Hissey: Jolly is the giraffe who lives in the playroom with Old Bear and his friends.聽Jolly has never seen snow so聽the toys try various ways of showing him聽what snow is. We particularly like the look of Bramwell Brown’s snowflake biscuits!

Jolly Snow (Old Bear and Friends)

by Jane Hissey [Scribblers]
- 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 $28.99

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake: A Giraffe, a Pelican and a Monkey form The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. However,聽cleaning windows brings more excitement and adventure than any of them anticipate!

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

by Roald Dahl [Puffin]
- 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 $8.13

I Am Otter by Sam Garton:聽Although Otter is the main character in this story he has聽two special friends, Teddy and Giraffe. When Teddy messes up the orders in Otter’s new toast restaurant, Otter puts Giraffe in charge which causes even more聽chaos!

I Am Otter

by Sam Garton [Balzer + Bray]
- 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 - 路聽 $10.94

Do you have a favourite fictional giraffe to add to our list? Which giraffe will you be reading about on World Giraffe Day?

How about聽making your own giraffe? This is a really fun craft suitable for toddlers up to Key Stage One children.聽Draw around your foot to make the giraffe’s聽head then stick it on top of a long neck. Add聽ears, horns and eyes and then fingerprint the spots. Finally聽stick on small pieces of wool for the giraffe鈥檚 mane.

Footprint Giraffe Story Snug

My daughter made this giraffe when she was two. I have no idea why it’s green!

World Giraffe Day - Story Snug

2 thoughts on “World Giraffe Day

  1. Hi Catherine, what a fun way to celebrate the giraffe. One of my favourite children’s books is The Giraffe That Got In A Knot. It’s an old book that my Aunty passed onto my children from her own. I think your daughter has done a superb job on her giraffe. I’m guessing that it had been on a long journey and was feeling travel sick?

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


    • The Giraffe That Got in a Knot is a great book title!

      The funny thing about the green giraffe is that green is now my daughter’s favourite colour although at the time she did this picture her favourite colour was pink!

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