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Something I am a big advocate for is reading. I have written many articles about how important it is to read to your children, how important it is for you to read just as a human being, and how when you do it as a family it becomes this magical time of bonding that is forever remembered, all from a story.
You can find me hunting down many different types of children’s books. Most of the classics we have found already. However, I am always on the look out for those remarkable new books that I always think could end up being in that top 100 books for your child’s library. I like Xavier to have a variety when it comes to books. They should be board and page, long and short, classic and new, and everything in between. I was excited to read the new book, Gladly Giraffe Written by Catherine Meade and Illustrated by George Masi.
Gladly Giraffe is a children’s book that is a story of a sensitive and kindly giraffe that is always eager to help his friends with their problems in an effort to make them happy. It is a sweet story of humble selflessness.
Gladly Giraffe is sold in hardcover or paperback. I chose the paperback for the review as you will notice in the pictures. After reading it myself first, I believe it is best suited for children around five to ten years old. It has a lot of text on each page which makes you stuck on a page for a long time, and that does not hold the attention of little ones. The writing is very well written and in a rhyming verse similar to what you would see in Shel Silverstein’s poetry. It is a great story about kindness, helping others and appreciating each other.
Xavier sat through the entire reading of it and still loves to read it. I think my favorite is the illustrations. They simply are gorgeous and fun depictions of animals as characters. I would love to frame them and put them on Xavier’s walls. I believe Gladly Giraffe will be one of those books that end up in every child’s library someday and I am so glad I am able to place it in ours.
Next Generation Stay At Home Mom gives Gladly Giraffe Written by Catherine Meade and Illustrated by George Masi 5 Stars!
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