The Nearsighted Giraffe

The Nearsighted Giraffe

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by A.H Benjamin, Gill McLean
     
 

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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

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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!

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"Giraffe couldn't see very well. She tripped over Snake and got in a huge tangle.
'You need glasses!' the other animals cried. So they made her a pair.
'I’m not wearing them,' said Giraffe. 'A giraffe in glasses would look silly!'"
— from the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609924331
Publisher:
QEB Publishing
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Series:
Storytime Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
547,462
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Floella Benjamin Obe is an iconic children's television presenter, producer, actress, and author who for over 30 years has dedicated her life to making children happy and campaigning for their well-being. She has written over 20 books including Skip Across the Ocean, My Two Grannies, and My Two Grandads, for Frances Lincoln, as well as her acclaimed two-part autobiography, Coming To England, which was made into a film for BBC TV in 2003, and The Arms of Britannia, of which the Daily Telegraph said, "Few other books are as enlightening - or as important - as this one."

Gill McLean worked as a children's book designer before turning to illustration work. She is the illustrator of several popular children's books, including the QED Storytime Blast Off! Her fun animal characters and beautiful painting style make her illustrations unique.

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The Nearsighted Giraffe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every pre-school and elementary school, school nurse and eye doctor should have this book!!!! Fantastic!