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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #72: Gordon the Giraffe (picture book, bullying/GBLT)

Gordon the Giraffe
Bruce Brown
A. Shelton, illustrator

Arcana Studio
April 18, 2012 (ebook)
July 9, 2013 (print)
52 pages
Age range: 9+
children's book about bullying, GBLT
source: private library

Grade: A

Gordon lives with his mother in the hidden kingdom of Ugladunga. Every day, the adult giraffes gather on the other side of the waterfall, but the kids meet to play the game Mulunga Doo in pairs: one boy and one girl. When Gordon is asked to play by Gary, the other young giraffes laugh at them and ask Gordon if he's a girl? Hurt, Gordon flees to his mother who tells him that he must follow his heart. The next day, the boy giraffes plan to teach Gordon a lesson, but their plan backfires, and Gordon must save them from plummeting down the waterfall. In the end, Gordon teaches the other boy giraffes that they should love everyone - even those who are different from themselves.

The whole book is illustrated like the cover. Simple, bold, just right. Just like other picture books, this one has large print words with few to a page. The thing is, two boys want to play a game that is usually played by a boy and a girl. The mother really steps up in the story with her unconditional love and great advice.

The print edition is coming soon and it would be a worthy addition to any children's library.

Challenges this counts towards:
Let Me Count the Ways

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