The zany odd couple is back again in an exciting new adventure.
Giraffe and Bird may have learned to coexist, but they’re by no means identical. Giraffe likes stability, routine, predictability, while his feathered friend is a thrill-seeker, off wherever the wind might take him. Giraffe doesn’t mind—until he misses his friend and wonders where he’s gone. Following some feathers wafting in the breeze, Giraffe soon finds himself on his own adventure, making new friends along the way who help him on his quest. Giraffe must find the courage to survive perilous obstacles such as steep mountains and entangling vines. Bender’s sharp wit, onomatopoeic language, and cartoon-style illustrations capture Giraffe’s exasperation, determination, and terror and, above all, the joy of his reunion with his best friend—right before they get themselves into more trouble! Bender includes a map of the locations Giraffe visits in his odyssey; inset pictures of the new animals in this book, a bush baby and an ibex, along with their Latin, scientific names offer bonus STEM material. May this series continue with more humorous adventures that teach, ever so gently, that best friends have to let each other roam—because the reunion is that much sweeter.
A sequel that delivers; may Bird soon have his own starring role in an upcoming story. (Picture book. 3-6)