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Being Yourself,  Friendship

Giraffe Problems

Written by Jory John, illustrated by Lane Smith

This is a great story about feeling like there is a part of yourself that isn’t great. Perhaps you’re not a fan of your freckles, or your regular brown hair. (Well, both those things are beautiful BTW) But Edward the Giraffe is having trouble with his seriously looooong neck. He is not a fan, it gets in the way, it’s not like everyone else’s and it makes life difficult. But, what if you needed to reach super high? Wouldn’t a long neck be helpful? Edward meets Cyrus, a turtle that doesn’t feel like his short neck is doing him any favors. Once they share their feelings about the trouble their necks are getting them into, they begin to realize what they have not only isn’t so bad, it’s pretty great.