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Giraffes Have More Fun

Riches, Judith

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ISBN 10: 0688110436 / ISBN 13: 9780688110437
Published by New York: Tambourine Books, a division of William Morrow & Co., 1992
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First U.S. edition. Unpaginated. "Sally thinks being a giraffe is better than being a little girl." That is the premise of a charming picture book, the first written and illustrated by this author. Library edition sticker on front of the dust jacket. Horizontal octavo (8 l/2" x 10 1/2"), illustrated hard cover, paper over boards, dust jacket with the same illustration. Very near fine with two minor bumps to the cover and a half-inch closed tear at the top of the dust jacket; the jacket is protected in acid-free mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 091016JR

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Title: Giraffes Have More Fun

Publisher: New York: Tambourine Books, a division of William Morrow & Co.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Yearning to be a giraffe, Sally thinks about all the things that giraffes can do that little girls cannot--like reaching the cookie jar and winning the high jump on Sports Day at school.

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Sally wants to be a giraffe. After all, with their jumping ability and lofty outlook on life, these stately animals are bound to have more fun than children. Though there's no real plot development in this modest first book, kids will become as engrossed as Sally does in her imaginative play. She fantasizes about the many benefits of being a giraffe--"I'd have an extra long stocking filled with presents at Christmas"; "I'd always win the high jump on Sports Day." In limpid, homey watercolors, Riches fills these scenes with a sense of gawky glee as a costumed Sally--in paint-dotted sheet and hobby-horse's head--explores her longed-for abilities. Though the fixated heroine begins to forget to be a little girl, mother pushes her daughter's childhood buttons in an amusing display of parental logic. This genial, well-crafted glimpse into the world of "let's pretend" ends on a healthy--if temporarily kid-deflating--note of reality. Ages 5-up.
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