Book Review: How does the Giraffe get to Work?, by Christopher Llewelyn & Scott Tulloch

Available now in bookstores nationwide. cv_how_does_the_giraffe_get_to_work

This beautifully illustrated book is a fine example of how personification can be used to take an everyday situation, replace people with animals, and using word families and onomatopoeia weave a very entertaining tale with a nice simple twist at the end.

In our tale, the zoo animals do not stay overnight but return home, only to face having to return in the morning with all the trials that can come from having to share your morning ride with friends and foe, plus all those unexpected extras that can really ruffle the day’s start.

This book is very easy to read and is well suited to a variety of age groups, it would also be useful for ESOL children and as an accompaniment to a Word Work lesson. The illustrations alone would provide endless opportunities for discussion on a wide variety of topics.

An excellent example of what is available for young readers and their parents.

Reviewed by Marion Dreadon

How does the Giraffe get to Work?
by Christopher Llewelyn & Scott Tulloch
Published by Scholastic NZ
ISBN 9781775432463

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