Giraffe Meets Bird – (A Special Look at Friendship)


Giraffe Meets Bird Book Review by Picture Book Sleuth

– Can Bird And Giraffe Continue To Be Friends? –


An egg hatches high in a nest. A nest that Giraffe can easily see because it’s his tree. At least one that he claims as his. They are both excited to see each other. Giraffe loves to see bird grow. Bird loves trying new things. Bird grows quickly and soon learns how to make Giraffe angry and annoyed. Because each claims the tree Bird’s feathers are ruffled if Giraffe tells him what to do. And Giraffe becomes peeved when Bird makes a fuss. It doesn’t take long for Giraffe and Bird to find it hard to share the tree. But one afternoon Bird flutter plops to the ground. Giraffe is just fine to have Bird leave his tree. Bird is thrilled to have an adventure, but wonders how he will get back in the tree. Giraffe notices Bird is quiet. And just then there is a strange noise in the tall grass. Will danger cause them to work together?


Pros: The story shows that relationships are hard work. And despite some problems, true friends will be there for each other. The illustrations are so cute that both adults and children should find this book a real keeper.

Author/Illustrator: Rebecca Bender

Published by Pajama Press, 2015

  • Approx Words:  336
  • Ages: 2 – 5
  • Pages: 32

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