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I recently read and loved the book The Girl Who Loved Giraffes: And Became the World’s First Giraffologist by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by François Thisdale. I was interested in reading more. I found this book because it was mentioned in a comment on a review of that book. It was available immediately from my library so I borrowed it. I wanted to read it while the other book was still fresh in my mind.

This is another wonderful book!

The illustrations are really great.

The story is also told well, perhaps for a slightly younger audience. The author did interview Anne Innis Dagg for the book. The reader gets to read what she says. As with the other book, I learned some things about giraffes.

There is some information in this book that was not in the other book, and vice versa. (Was Anne 4 or 6 when she saw a giraffe in a zoo and first became interested in studying them? This book says 4; the other book says 6. Other than that discrepancy I don’t think the facts in either book contradicted the other. I admire how Anne knew from a young age what she wanted to do and then made it happen, even though she got no support from society at that time.) This book talks about her bout with scarlet fever at age 12 and about how not only did she advocate for giraffes and women’s rights but she was also anti-apartheid/for civil rights. Those facts were not mentioned in the other book.

In the back there is an author’s note, quotes by Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, the interview between the author and subject, a photo of Innis-Dagg as an older woman, and lists for: Resources for Kids (which includes the other picture book I just read) and author’s sources, books, film, news reports and websites including the Anne Innis Dagg’s official website: www,

To think that before this year I never knew about this fascinating and accomplished woman. I’d like to see the film about her and read some of her books. For now I’m grateful for the two picture books that I’ve read.

4-1/2 stars
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Lisa2013 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 18, 2024 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.
fernandie | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 15, 2022 |
Synergy: Giraffes

GIRAFFES are African hoofed mammals. Their extremely long neck and legs along with their spotted coat makes them easy to recognize. Giraffes are a vulnerable species and some subspecies are critically endangered.

Read the recently published nonfiction picture book, then extend the experience through websites:

ANNE AND HER TOWER OF GIRAFFES written by Karlin Gray and illustrated by Aparna Varma shares the true story of the first giraffologist, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg. Picture book readers will enjoy following the successes and challenges faced by Anne on her quest to learn about and save the giraffes. The book concludes with additional information and an interview with Dr. Dagg. ARC courtesy of Kids Can Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group.

JUNIOR GIRAFFE CLUB provides information about Dr. Dagg and facts about giraffes. The website encourages children to get involved in special events.

To visit the website, go to

THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES is a documentary about the life and work of Dr. Dagg.

To learn more, go to
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eduscapes | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 14, 2022 |
The biography of Nadia Comaneci is all about her life growing up as a young girl who couldn't sit still, through her first trip to the Olympics. The book starts off with Nadia as a young girl, and how she could never sit still and climed and moved all over the place. Nadia lived in Romania, and she was discovered by gymnastics coaches when she was at school in the play yard. Even though Nadia had be trained by her coaches, she still performed poorly at her first competition, 13th place. Nadia continued to train, and the year she first went to the Olympics, she received a perfect score of 10.0. A perfect score had never been achieved, and Nadia was the first to do it at such a young age. When Nadia grew up, she ended up marrying another gymnast, Bart Conner. Together, they opened up their own gymnastics academy in Norman, Oklahoma. The structure and order of the book was written very well, as it showed the progress of movement in Nadia's life. Gymnasts don't compete for very long, so it made since that the book only went through Nadia's first Olympics competition.… (més)
oleger | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2019 |


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