Top positive review
Totally different than Penguin Problems, but still a great book!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
I’m happy I read this book a few times before writing this review because my first instinct was that I didn't like this book. Comparisons to Penguin Problems are inevitable, and I was disappointed because the giraffe complaining about his neck seemed forced and doesn't come off as funny like the penguin does. The second time I read it, I realized this is not a funny book like Penguin Problems, and I was expecting it to be funny and read it similarly. This is a serious book that looks at self-esteem through the eyes of a giraffe and how honest communication and an unexpected friend can help increase change one’s self-image for the better and has to be read differently than Penguin Problems. This can be used to teach children about self-image and the effect positive compliments and conversation can have on a person. I’m impressed with this book, but don’t expect it to be funny like Penguin Problems.