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The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Imagine if the one thing that keeps you safe is what you fear the most. This enchanting story tells of a giraffe who suffers from the fear of heights. His parents worry about his safety and send him to the village doctor for treatment. Along the way he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing trees and a hippo who is afraid of water. A life-threatening event causes the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Arbordale Publishing (first published 2006)
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Apr 24, 2010 Karissa rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this tale of animals who overcome their fears by helping each other. This is a great way to remind children that we are all different and can help each other! There are also extension activities in the back of the book and facts on the four animals (giraffe, monkey, hippo, crocodile).
May 24, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it
You should always be brave!
My 3-year-old has watched this 10 times or so. He loves it. The rest of the kids enjoy it as well. It's a cute story about animals who are afraid to do what they went built to do, like the giraffe who's afraid of heights and the hippo who's afraid of water. They overcome their fears by working to help and protect each other.

The illustrations are very nice. The text is cute. I'd check it out if you can find it.
This story will remind you of Aesop's fables: great stories with a moral at the end. The illustrations are great and the information and activities at the back add to the fun.

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Nov 12, 2009 Pghgranola rated it it was amazing
sophia was CAPTIVATED with the story. throughout the reading, she kept asking, "what's going to happen?" another book to add to the Wish List. :)
Melinda Garman
A fun book for 1st-3rd grade. It can be used to teach about animal adaptations.
Oct 10, 2008 Tricia rated it it was ok
bibliotherapy at its best. overcome fear with animals of the african savannah!
Jun 05, 2011 Marcie marked it as to-read
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May 08, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it
Really cute kids book.
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