Sunday, 14 April 2013

Oh Dear, Geoffrey! by Gemma O'Neill (Children's, Picture book, 10/10 E)

January 2013, Templar
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy

being clumsy, incidents always happening,being lonely, searching for friends, finding potential friends but they aren't quite what you're looking for, feeling sad abouta lack of friends, the happy realisation when you discover a friend - or several - and they are everything you wanted an more,

You may need a tissue for the super happy ending

Summary from Templar
Geoffrey is a very tall, very clumsy giraffe. He tries to make friends with the animals low down on the ground, but he just trips, slips and falls… usually flat on his face. Poor old Geoffrey tries everything to fit in but only when he realises that his height is an advantage does he stretch out his long neck and discover a host of friends in the trees. A funny tale about making friends by being yourself.

Nayuleska's thoughts
The simple story's power is magnified by the visually delightful illustrations which make the animal's fur and the background pop out of the page.

You can find out more on Gemma's website

Suggested read
For more giraffe antics check out Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe by Eileen Browne and Emily Bolam.

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