Wouldn’t it be fun to cuddle up with the kiddos and read some entertaining children’s
books featuring giraffes!
Need an excuse to read all about giraffes? World
Giraffe Day is June 21!
Be sure to check out our extensive book lists for kids!
I’ve joined in with some fellow bloggers to sharing kid activities about giraffes… be sure to check them out!
Giraffes Can’t Dance has to be one of our all-time favorite books of all time!
We have read it hundreds of times.
Do yourself a favor and get the Audio version to go with the book.
We’ve listened to it over and over again in the car and at home.
With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance.
With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think.
Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
A Giraffe and a Half is fifty! This special anniversary edition celebrates the milestone with vintage full-color jacket artwork.
Shel Silverstein’s riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe was published the same year as his famous tale The Giving Tree.
Filled with Shel Silverstein’s iconic line drawings and wildly funny rhymes, this book will keep children laughing up to the very end.
2014 National Parenting Publications Honors Award Winner
Featuring simple text that encourages parent-child interaction, baby-appropriate touch-and-feel elements, and large appealing flaps for little hands to flip, this volume is a great opportunity to introduce babies to books, and to develop imagination, thinking, and memory skills.
With fun flaps that open to reveal colorful pictures of Sophie la girafe and her friends,
Sophie la giraffe: Peekaboo Sophie! invites children to their favorite game of peekaboo with their favorite toy.
It’s nap time in the animal kingdom, and everyone from puppies to giraffes is curling up to get some rest.
Whether it’s snoozing under the sea or nesting high in the trees, little ones will enjoy learning about the various ways their favorite animals get their sleep.
Little Giraffe is too big for his crib and must move into a big bed.
It’s hard at first, but Little Giraffe soon finds out how comfy his new bed can be.
Sweet dreams, Little Giraffe!
The Giraffe Who Found Its Spots is a heartwarming story about a young giraffe that goes on a journey of self-discovery.
The giraffe visits a variety of different animals, trying to fit in with each group, but eventually learns that being different is normal and accepting yourself for who you are is what makes the world a wonderful place.
Here is the beguiling true story of the first giraffe ever to live in Europe.
The year was 1826, and the giraffe belonged to the pasha of Egypt, who decided to give her as a gift to the king of France.
The giraffe journeyed first by boat to Marseilles, then on foot through the towns and villages of France, all the way to Paris.
Her arrival in the capital was celebrated with a splendid royal parade, and everywhere she went she caused a sensation.
Savannah looked forward to her first day at a new school.
She tried to make friends, but the giraffes in her class thought she was too tall.
With no one to play with, Savannah focused on her schoolwork. Would this prepare her for the day her classmates were in danger?
he day when Savannah would have to decide if she would help the giraffes that had been mean to her.
Abigail the giraffe loves counting.
One day, she tries to count the spots on her friend Ladybug, but the little bug scurries away.
Abigail tries to count Zebra’s stripes and Cheetah’s spots, but her friends just won’t stand still!
After several more unsuccessful attempts, Abigail begins to wonder if there is anything at all that she can count.
Then, she has an idea.
Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as it is.
No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes--honestly, anything you can think of, he's tried.
Just when Edward has exhausted his neck-hiding options and is about to throw in the towel, a turtle swoops in (well, ambles in, very slowly) and helps him understand that his neck has a purpose, and looks excellent in a bow tie.
In this mischievously funny picture book, friends come in
all shapes and sizes.
In case you were wondering, here’s an incomplete list of things giraffes ruin: Birthday parties; Going to the movies; Playing at the park; Hide and Seek; Everything else.
Yes, that’s right. Giraffes ruin everything.
But what happens when our narrator gets into a tricky situation? Perhaps he’ll find giraffes aren’t so bad after all…
New York Public Library, Top 10 2017
Giraffe, who lives in Africa, is bored as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with.
So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon.
There he finds a pen pal―Penguin. But it’s hard to imagine someone you’ve never seen...
Winner of the 2009 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards- Silver Medal
Come take a walk in the remote African jungle and ask one yourself in this festive storybook packed with enough laughter for the entire family.
This book was written for children preschool ages 1-4 years to teach beginner animal sounds.
What does Baby Giraffe like to eat? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime.
In this debut picture book from author-illustrator Ross Burach, an assortment of hairy, scary animals pop out from under the lid at a restaurant!
What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entrée, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?
Jam-packed with adorable illustrations and an assortment of animal puns, this kid-friendly story is sure to delight fans of books by Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers!
Explore the little wonders of the world through the eyes of a curious little giraffe in this playful finger puppet book.
See all the things Little Giraffe sees as you follow along all day till its bed time
Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights.
On his way to the doctor, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing and a hippo who is a afraid of water.
What causes the three new friends to face and overcome their fears?
Giraffe is all set for a soak in the tub after a hard day's work - but no one will leave her in peace!
This lively rhyming story, containing vivid illustrations and phonic repetition, is specially written for children who are learning to read.
Giraffe can’t see very well. But when her animal friends make her a pair of glasses, she decides she would look silly with them!
Instead of wearing them, and to prove to her friends she doesn’t need glasses, Giraffe starts putting on protective clothing to stop her hurting herself every time she trips up or stumbles.
After a series of mishaps, Giraffe is wearing a helmet, trousers, boots, a rubber ring, a bell and a ladder and the other animals think she looks ridiculous!
They put the glasses on her at night, and when Giraffe catches her reflection in the water pool in the morning she is shocked!
After taking off all the new clothes, she is left with the glasses and finds she looks rather smart!
Kid Activities for World Giraffe Day
I’ve joined in the fun with some fellow bloggers to share some kid activities to celebrate World Giraffe Day! These
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