Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Why Not Join the Giraffes?” as Want to Read:
Why Not Join the Giraffes?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Why Not Join the Giraffes?

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Suzie undergoes a summer full of learning--learning to accept herself and the individualistic members of her family, especially her musician-brother.
Paperback, 223 pages
Published 1970 by Dell Yearling
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Why Not Join the Giraffes?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Why Not Join the Giraffes?

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 47)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sep 15, 2011 Unigami rated it really liked it
I found this book laying on the sidewalk in front of my Junior High School in 1973. The cover looked interesting, so I took it home and read it. I loved it! This was one of two books that I read as a teenager that really got me interested in New York City, and the counter-culture of the Sixties. This book, along with "Harriet The Spy", had a profound effect on me, and I truly believe that a lot of my interests today, stem from interests that were sparked by books like this one. BTW, I'm a guy, a ...more
Jun 26, 2014 Anmiryam rated it really liked it
Dear God, if you let Lizzie Skurnick republish this book I'll find something to give up.

Oh yes, I don't believe in God. Still, doyenne of Brooklyn YA reprints, can you hear my cry?
Feb 16, 2009 Lenore rated it really liked it
This book was so much fun and was a perfect read when I was in Middle School. When my youngest daughter was in her early teens, I noticed a copy of the book made it's way into her circle of friends ... I totally smile anytime I see the title.
Emily Smiltneck
Feb 10, 2008 Emily Smiltneck rated it liked it
A great story about a teenage girl trying, against all odds, to fit in. Elicited lots of chuckles.
Jun 22, 2008 Vanora rated it really liked it
Shelves: youth-children
Oh my! Favorite from my Jr. High years.
May 06, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites in 7th grade.
Dec 15, 2008 Lesley rated it liked it
Shelves: tweens-and-teens
Perhaps a bit dated,with its contrast between the upper east side and "swingers" New York, yet still a funny well told story. Susie, the product of an unconventional bohemian family decides to rebel: she wants to wear white dresses and pearls,and have boys in dinner jackets take her to nice restaurants and on carriage rides. She gets her wish when her guitar playing brother Sam brings home a sweet, straight arrow kid who immediately develops a thing for Susie. Only she lies and tells him she's n ...more
Jul 17, 2014 Jerry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics, young-adult
I read this book in Junior High and it was the book that transitioned me from the mindset of a child to that of an adult. Even now, at age 57, this book stands out through all the memories of the early 70's chaos. Why Not Join the Giraffes would be a treasured possession for any readers bookshelf.
Angela Mcentee
Jun 08, 2016 Angela Mcentee rated it really liked it
I read this in high school. I recall enjoying it at the time, although dated very 60's - it was cute
Why Not Join the Giraffes by Hope Campbell (1970)
Jennifer Heise
Jennifer Heise marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2016
Sarah marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
Lana rated it really liked it
Jan 02, 2016
Michelle Elliott
Michelle Elliott marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2015
Beth Kaminske
Beth Kaminske rated it it was ok
Jul 03, 2015
Anne rated it it was amazing
May 01, 2015
Kitty added it
May 25, 2015
Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Feb 09, 2015
Emily rated it really liked it
Aug 20, 2014
A Sue
A Sue marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2014
Kani rated it really liked it
Jul 13, 2014
Lorraine rated it really liked it
May 09, 2014
A. Kuhlii
A. Kuhlii rated it really liked it
May 19, 2013
Jason marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2013
Alexis Miller
Alexis Miller rated it liked it
Apr 13, 2013
MM marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book