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Book Review – Why Giraffe has a long neck

๐Ÿฆ’Why Giraffe has a Long neck @puffinbooks


Is an interesting African folk tale from a land full of surprises and bright colors. You can read similar stories from the Tinga tinga tales series like why do zebra has stripes, why woodpecker pecks. Read here more about Tingatinga.

Why giraffe has a long neck

๐Ÿฆ’The animated illustrations by Claudia Lloyd from Tiger Aspect Productions brings the story to life how a short and stumpy Giraffe became all tall and got a long neck.

๐Ÿฆ’It’s a fun read for kids aged 4 and above but we read it everyday for our little boy who is soon to be two because he loves to listen and look at pictures.

Pages from the book

๐Ÿฆ’This book gives a lot of talking points about tummy troubles, remedies, friends, tasting different foods like honey and introducing different animals and their appearances, new words.

๐Ÿฆ’Reading is very easy with repetition and rhyming words like
Short and stumpy, slurp slurp, stop stop, prickly pear, stretched and stretched.

๐Ÿฆ’We read about weather. It’s is great time to explain about new concepts and ideas like Autumn , Spring, Summer, Winter.

๐Ÿฆ’We tasted some sweet African honey just like Giraffe to alleviate tummy troubles.

๐Ÿฆ’The story roams around how animals of the forest help Giraffe all the time because they are friends. A complex theory of friendship in simplified story by Claudia Lloyd.

Role play with African stuffed toy giraffe

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6 thoughts on “Book Review – Why Giraffe has a long neck”

    1. It’s a super fun book. You can also get online videos of the television series. Both are fun ways to introduce Tinga tinga tales to kids

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