This is a great book about following your wildest dreams and seeing where all you can go and what all you can accomplish.
So many rules. Rules for inside. Rules for outside. No to this and no to that. When can a kid just do whatever they want without an adult telling them they can't?
In this delightfully ridiculous tale, our little main character is sick and tired of hearing about all the things he isn't allowed to do. So with his wild imagination he comes up with a list of things he is allowed to do because there aren't any rules for that. Climb on a giraffe so he can look down on the world? Why not!
Great illustrations bring the book alive and are so vivid and captivating. The prose is simple for young readers to tackle independently.
Rules are good, but so are adventures! Young readers will connect to the feeling of wanting to break free from the confines of rules, wanting to grow up so they can make their own choices, and the desire to explore the world around them. A delightful and dynamic tale about embracing curiosity and thinking outside the box to get what you want, this is a great story for families.
This was a fun and lovely rhyming story with excellent heart. It’s about a kid who doesn’t want to sit still and be patient, he wants to explore, finding things play with, animals etc. And the world wants that for him as well. The rhymes and the cadence a spot on, the book flows nicely, and will be a great addition to any storytime collection.
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. A kid hears a lot of rules, but the kid in this story wants to do lots of cool things that don't have rules, like go to space and climb a giraffe.
To dream the impossible dream...is it really possible to achieve with your imagination ignited and the sky ( not ) being the limit? An adorable little boy wants to climb up on a giraffe so he can see the world from up high leaving all the do and don't rules set before him behind.
This adventure story propels readers into scenarios that break the rules that adults set. Kids are invited to join a creative little boy who wants to: dance with a peacock who can teach him how to fly, eat all his vegetables for his long journey of adventure ahead of him, and dig for lost treasure only to find a slimy slug he'll name Geronimo, just to name a few.
He concludes that rules are good ... but adventure is too! Kids will relate to those feelings of wanting to grow up, spread their wings and explore the world around them. Freedom builds courage, problem solving skills, and a pathway to follow your heart's desires.
The bright colourful illustrations bring the text alive and are kid-friendly and delightful. The book encourages kids to follow their dreams no matter where they may lead. The simple language is a wonderful starter book for beginning readers to read solo. This is a wonderful life lesson to learn for both the young and the old. I recommend this book.
I've been on a roll with reviewing some beautifully illustrated books! I love how colorful and dynamic this was. The sense of movement is really well done in this. Children's book illustrators are seriously on another level! The actual story in this book was equally as great as the illustrations. It has a great message: following rules is necessary but it doesn't have to stop you from having fun!
Climb a Giraffe is a fantastic book for children and adults. It serves as a great reminder that while following rules is always important, our kiddos learn and grow while exploring, imagining and playing. Just because we don't understand what they are doing or what they are playing, does not mean that they do not like or want our rules, but they are simply trying to grown and find themselves. I love the message in this book along with the bright and colorful illustrations. This is a must have book for every home and classroom!
This is a cute, simple book that has little lessons (like making your bed, wearing your seatbelt, looking both ways when crossing the street) but that's not what the book is about. The book is meant to encourage imagination and silly fun for children. While books that teach children messages are important and need to be read, they also need to be encouraged to enjoy their childhood and dream. This book does just that. It's got cute imagery, is a rhyming book with simple language, and is the perfect starter book for beginning readers to read on their own.
Kids have lots of rules to follow, but what about those adventurous kids who would rather dig and explore than sit still?
Climb a Giraffe is a cute little book from the kids' perspective all about the wild and wonderful things kids want to do - like climbing giraffes or going to Mars with a pet slug.
Its a sweet reminder for the adults in the kids' lives to explore and find wonder in the world again, and to balance that with the rules we need to follow.
~Many thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~
I love the whimsical illustrations and the boys journey to understanding why we have rules. The energy and pace are wonderful.
It's hard to follow all of the rules everyone seems to want us to follow, even if it won't hurt anyone, and we are very curious. So, we are encouraged to take that curiosity, add in a large part of imagination, and daydream away! The ideas are wonderful, and the illustrations by Yuke Li are colorful, fun, and delightful!
This is a life lesson that is well written for everyone-including ESL! Love it!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book copy from Clavis Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
It was fine. It was dedicated to two moms though. It did have cute pictures and fun imagination though.
While the style of the book is bright and fun, the overall message, in my opinion, conveys that children are typically only happy when they get to do what they want (explore, dig, have adventures), instead of listening when a parent asks. It seems to make allowances for disobeying.
On the flip side of the coin, it may help a parent see things from a child’s perspective, but because this is aimed at children, not parents, I would not recommend this to a classroom.
There also is a lock of connection between the reader and child in the book- we don’t even know his name. I wish there were a few changes that could be made to include a better connection and perspective, as the illustrations are fabulous.
This was a fun, creative book. I liked how it drove home the idea that kids should still have time to be creative and make believe instead of always having rules thrown at them. The illustrations were so fun and colorful. This will definitely catch the interest of young readers.
Rules can be overwhelming to young children. Exploring is one way for children to see how different and vast the world really is. Climb a Giraffe explores the possibilities while understanding why rules keep us safe. Exploring helps your kids with their imagination while climbing a Giraffe.
A special thank you to Clavis Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
Thank you to NetGalley and Clavis Publishing Inc. for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Another my 4.5 year old son adored. I asked him how much did he like it from 1 to 5 and he answered, "Ten!" Such a great example of how you can follow rules (which we are trying to focus on) while still having an adventure! The illustration was great and went well with the story. I'll definitely be looking more into Ciccio's work for my son!
Really beautiful illustrations. I’m not sure if the order was wrong because of the Kindle file or if the book was just confusing. I’m guessing it was the kindle file. I liked the imagery and really liked the little slug.
This will be a very relatable tale for young kids! A young boy, like all children, hears a lot of "dos and don'ts" and lives with a lot of rules., but he longs for adventure. He wants to fly and voyage and explore! What's really neat, and kind of refreshing, is that even in his wanderlust, he understands the value of most of the things he's told to do--he'll happily eat his vegetables and wear his seatbelt and listen to good advice, but he'll do it while he's off on his quests!
The illustrations are very colorful and detailed. They definitely bring the story to life! This would be a good circle time read and would be great to start a discussion about why both adventure AND rules are good things to have in one's life. This would be a great addition to pre-K and elementary school and classroom libraries.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Thanks to Netgalley and Clavis for a free digital copy.
You can have adventure and rules and this book celebrates that. With fun and whimsical illustrations this book tells the story of how rules can enhance adventures.
The hero here is mindful of all the advice and rules he has to live by – do this, tidy that, eat your greens etc – but also of how important wishing your world away to one of climbing giraffe necks, flying with peacocks and space exploration can be. In showing the ideal world as being one of carefree adventure but with careful following of the rules, it's a nicely balanced message, hopefully to make a nicely balanced young person of the reader.