Don’t Laugh at Giraffe by Rebecca Bender

Don’t Laugh at Giraffe

Rebecca Bender

Pajama Press




I’m good friends with Giraffe and Bird. In case you haven’t had the privilege, allow me to introduce you to a pair of friends who remind us that getting along can sometimes be difficult. Giraffe and Bird hang on my bulletin board at work to constantly remind me that if Giraffe and Bird can make it work, I can do it too.

Giraffe and Bird, which was shortlisted for the CBA Libris Award Book of the Year, the SYRCA Shining Willow Award, and OLA Blue Spruce Award is a beautiful book that teaches us about the intricacies of friendship. Our favorite characters return in Don’t Laugh at Giraffe to show us again that sometimes being a true friend means getting a little silly.

My favorite thing about these books are the gorgeous illustrations. You can tell that Rebecca Bender is not only a skilled story teller but a fantastic artist. It’s truly a pleasure to flip through this book and look at the luscious pictures. And the story is a personal favorite of mine. Because sometimes the people we love the most are the people that we can’t stand (but not for very long).

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