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Antoinette and the Story of the Invisible Giraffes

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I really wanted to like this book. First, this book is way too long. It feels like it will never end. Then this book tries to rhyme, but the wordiness to get the rhymes makes them fall flat. There’s also zero cadence. Zero. If on is going to do a rhyme in a book that is this long, a cadence makes it easier to read. Like I said I wanted to like this book, but I don’t.
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Simple, short and sweet bedtime story about little Antoinette and her greatest wish to meet a giraffe! There is something about rhyming books that get me every time- they bring me back to my childhood and the feelings of being safe, cozy and warm. 

Recommended for those young kiddos, they will have a trip riding along with A as she scours her new home for her favorite animal and HOPES they aren't invisible!
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Cute story - my granddaughter enjoyed "hunting" for the giraffes with Antoinette.  Rhyming story is fun to read.
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4 Stars 
This is a cute little book about Antoinette and her trip to the African Safari. She flies all the way from her boarding school in Scotland to meet her parents in Tanzania. They take her on a Safari trip to see the majestic wild beasts. However, Antoinette only wants to see the giraffes. She loves these long-necked animals and is eager to meet one in person.
But it is not so easy to find a giraffe. Antoinette meets other animals like the elephant, cheetah, baboons, zebras, etc., and starts to wonder if giraffes are real animals or imaginary creatures. Finally, she spots one, and her delight knows no bounds. 
The story is written in rhymed verse, though some of it reads a wee bit odd. The text is on one side, and the illustrations are on the opposite side. The sketches are made of colored pencils and have a childish touch to them. That makes the book charming, almost as if a real-life Antoinette has done the illustrations. 
The information about the animals (more about giraffes) has been artfully woven into the content. This makes it easy for kids to remember the tidbits. 
To sum up, Antoinette and the Story of the Invisible Giraffes is a sweet book about a young girl’s love for gentle giraffes. 
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Friesen Press and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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That's so wonderful! I was fascinated with picture. Especially, each animal and Antoinette have pretty expression. I'm a Japanese student, but this book is easy to read, so I recommend it to my family!
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This rhyming picture book tells the story of Antoinette and her trip to Africa to see giraffes. Through out the course of the story there is information about giraffes and other animals shared and likely the most important idea is that of camouflage as an adaptation. Antoinette worries that she won't get a chance to see the giraffes, but in reality, she almost misses them because of their ability to blend in with the trees they dine on. Children will enjoy looking for the hidden giraffes in the picture, and the rhyming nature will give it the familiar rhythm that children are often used to. The illustrations are beautiful and are on the page opposite to the text. The text is in a fairly accessible font, on light plain coloured backgrounds. It is separated by rhyming couplets which will also help beginning readers read with an appropriate pace and phrasing. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-9 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
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This is a charming story, and I loved the illustrations. My problem with the book is that I really didn't understand the ending. Maybe I missed something important, but it didn't make any sense that the giraffes suddenly turned out to be invisible in the end.
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This was delighful.

Its a poem about a little girl travelling to Africa who is fascinated with giraffes. 

The illustrations in this book will help your child recognise and remember the names and faces of common animals found in the wild. 
This us both informative and amusing. A perfect bedtime read for your little one.
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While I loved the illustrations and the subtle peek a boo theme throughout, the relationship between the lead and her parents left me wanting much more heart. Overall, not one I’ll be reading with my children.
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Joining her parents on their move to Tanzania, Antoinette is excited to see her favorite animal - the tall and majestic giraffe.  As they drive through the savannah she sees many animals, but not her giraffe.  It's not until the end that she discovers they blend in so well with the trees that they've been around her the entire journey!

I thought this book was very cute.  I really enjoyed the variety of animals included (warthogs, hyenas, and cheetah to name a few).  I also appreciated the facts included not being too complicated for toddlers, such as giraffes only sleeping five minutes a day.  The rhyming story was fun to read, and the illustrations were eye-catching.  The animals were drawn with perfect detail, the humans with a little less.  It was also really fun to look for the hidden giraffes on each page with my daughter.  I would recommend this as a fun read for children interested in animals.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley.
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This story was witty and fun to read. Loved the rhyming and illustrations. As a teacher I would absolutely read to my class. Each page made me smile. Thank you to NetGalley for ARC.
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Antoinette and the Story of the Invisible Giraffes by Alison McGregor is a very cute story about giraffes.she sees  🦒 giraffes and no one believes her. Such a big animal you would think they would know she is telling the truth.
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Antoinette and the Story of the Invisible Giraffes was a fun story about a little girl on vacation in Africa with her parents. As we read the book, my child and I liked identifying the different animals Antoinette saw, but trying to find the "hidden" giraffes as well. The detail in the story was great for littles, especially when coming to the word choice describing the animals, but with some facts about the animals thrown in (the color of the giraffes tongue, etc.).
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What a wonderful book. Go on an African safari with energetic Antoinette and see if you can spot her favorite animal, the giraffe. I adore the rhyming text. It is a very fun and upbeat book.
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Antoinette and the Story of the Invisible Giraffes is a really fun story of a young girl who goes on safari in Tanzania, and all the different animals she sees! This book is not scary, and it illustrated nicely.
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Antoinette is a great character for children to look up to. She is curious and explorative and ignites each child's own sense of discovery. This is great for kids of a lot of different ages. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Rhyming book that works well reading aloud. It's found to join Antoinette on her journey to find giraffes, there's a reason she can't see them that is the conclusion of the book. Simple illustrations and fun energetic character. I envy her moving to such a wonderful place. Only on one page do we get a bit of fun with the text that shows different sizes and font styles. I wish it had been part of the illustrations and not always a page on the side. 

Thank you Netgalley and publisher for the opportunity to give my honest opinion.
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