The Nearsighted Giraffe - A.H. Benjamin (2013)

ISBN 10 : 1-60992-433-9
ISBN 13 : 978-1-60992-433-1
      Will glasses make a giraffe look silly? Well, that's what this nearsighted Giraffe thinks and she refuses to wear one. But, how does she manage to walk through the forest?

A foresight solution

        She wears a bicycle helmet, after she banged her head on a branch. She ties a bell to her tail, after she crashed into a rhino. She starts to wear boots, after she hurt her foot on a rock. Not to stop with that, she adds a pillow, an inflatable ring and a ladder one by one, after every crash, until she looks ..... yes, super silly.

         Now, some other animal has to point to her what she really needs - a pair of glasses. Does she accept it? Does she look cool with it?

My Comments:

        Repetitive storytelling and fun, when mixed together, never misses to cheer the target audience. This Giraffe is, too, sure to amuse the kids, with a simple straight message (Wearing glasses makes you efficient and good, in case if you need one).

        The bright and cheerful illustrations make a perfect pair to the funny and jovial narration. Also, the feel-good factor of the story, when every animal in the forest encourages Giraffe to wear glasses, is the real plus of this book, (My elder son wears glasses, and so I wished that the book should not have any negative comments about wearing glasses).

         Whether or not, you have a kid, who cringes over the thought of wearing glasses, this book will cheer every kid equally.

Illustrated By : Gill McLean

Published By  :  QEB Publishing

Number Of Pages : 24

Classification : Moral

Age : Preschooler, Kindergartener, Grades 1- 3

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  1. That sounds so cute! I'll have to see if our library has it.

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..:)


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