We love Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean by this author. The rave reviews had me thinking this would be a great book. I returned it and would not even read it to my children. The negative reviews are all correct! This book just teaches bullying and low self esteem (“you’re so weird!”, “I’m useless!”). Children learn phrases and words and repeat them. I think the author could have toned it down a little. Furthermore, the ending is not redeemable. The giraffe just all of sudden dances and then wins friends. I don’t think it makes sense or that it will be clear to a child. So this book is a big THUMBS DOWN for me.