All the fun of the fair… And a win to take home!! These days it seems a goldfish is not quite the thing, for what does this little girl win but a giraffe. Trying to contain a long leggetty beast like a giraffe is obviously no easy task, but the spirited girl is undaunted, trying every which way to keep him inside their house. The pictures are hilarious, depicting a tolerant, rather puzzled giraffe. Not only is he huge and gangly, he is also mischievous. Spot the illustration where he is tugging away the Dad’s towel as he emerges from the shower, with all eyes watching! The pictures show all sorts of dotty ideas how a giraffe could not be hidden in a household, until finally the girl decides maybe she could hide him in a forest. Growing one would take a long time, but still she plants and waters trees. Of course Mum and Dad eventually prevail and somehow cram them all back into the car to return the giraffe to the Fair. But en route they travel through a forest! And at last the parents are shown looking supremely contented, enjoying a veritable feast high up in a treehouse, with the giraffe swaying on a swing beside them. An imaginative although unlikely problem for young children to encounter, but one which will relate to many experiences, good and bad, that families have with accommodating new pets into a family home.
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Illustrator: Claire Powell