by Kim Messinger and Michael LaLumiere
Song for a Giraffe is a simple tale of friendship and the joy that comes from understanding that each of us is special just the way we are. As the story gently unwinds, rich language and vivid illustrations send a child s imagination soaring to new and delightful places. The story begins at the end of a day as a lone giraffe walks down to the river for a drink of water. One by one, animal friends visit and ask for her help. The giraffe carefully listens to all of them. A tired lioness fears growing old. A young hippo complains about being young. A gruff rhinoceros is lonely. The giraffe gently hugs each animal and shares with them a special message. The next morning, as the sun rises and begins to warm the African savannah, the animals come together in a colorful sea of spots, stripes, fur, feathers and horns. With one happy voice they offer a special gift to the giraffe. Anyone wanting to introduce the powerful message that we all have a place in this world will love sharing Song for a Giraffe with a child.