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Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes

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I loved Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes by Karlin Gray.  This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Anne Innis Dagg, the first Giraffologist..  Dr. Dagg fell in love with giraffes as a young girl when her mother gave her stuffed animal giraffes when she was sick in the hospital.  Dr. Dagg spent her life researching and learning all she could about her favorite animal becoming a Giraffologist.  Dr. Dagg started learning about giraffes in the 50s and 60s and was not allowed to do much in the giraffe field at that time in history because she is a woman.  Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes is Anne Innis Daggs story.  I loved learning something new and I believe that others will too.  I highly recommend this book.  Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book.  My review is also on Goodreads.
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It’s always a treat to come across a new picture book biography, especially about a person I’ve never heard of before. This evening, I read Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes to my younger children. We had fun reading it and enjoying the beautiful pictures.
Anne was only four when she first saw a giraffe at the Chicago zoo. She immediately fell in love with these tall, beautiful creatures. When she learned to read, she searched for books about them – and found nothing. She went to university and studied zoology—still nothing about giraffes. 
After she finished studying, Anne went to Africa to study giraffes herself. She went to live on a game reserve for a year, and spent the whole year intensely studying these beautiful creatures. Then, she tried to share her findings with other people. No one seemed to be interested, however. No university would hire her, because she was a woman. Eventually, she had to write and publish her own book about giraffes.
Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes is a beautiful picture book, and a fascinating story about a person who followed her passion. Dr. Anne Innis Dagg was so interested in giraffes that she did not let anything get in the way of studying them. At the end of the book are several pages of information about her and her work, and an interview with her. This is quite an interesting story.
I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley, and these are my honest thoughts about it.
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Anne is the Woman who loved Giraffes and her story is very inspiring for any young person that has a love for animals and desires to know all that there is about them. Anne was young girl when she visited the zoo and saw a magnificent giraffe and she fell in love. Maybe your young reader can connect to that overwhelming feeling of wanting to know all that they can know. Her parents encouraged her with her love and passion. Anne did have a difficult time in being taken seriously, however, she prevailed and because she prevailed, a younger generation can know what makes a giraffe special.

A special thank you to Kids Can Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
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What a wonderful true story. Anne is a total badass for going against the prejudices of the day and travelling alone to explore her love of giraffes. I really liked that the prejudices and thoughts of the day against women were featured as it’s important children learn from a young age about the history and how important equality is. I also love that Anne not only wrote about her love of giraffes but write women rights book also! Absolutely lovely. I also thought the illustrations were gorgeous and a perfect addition to the story.
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This book about the first woman giraffologist was a beautifully illustrated story of courage and determination.  Despite being laughed at repeatedly, she did not falter in her persistence to study her beloved giraffes.
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This picture book biography tells the story of Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, a Canadian biologist who travelled to Africa in the 1950s to study giraffes. The story follows her childhood in Canada, as well as the challenges she faced as a woman in the science field. Perfect for animal lovers and children interested in STEM, this book gives readers a positive role model who broke barriers and followed her dreams. The story covers all of the important biographical information, but in a narrative style. The book ends with a short biographical page, an interview with Dr. Dagg and resources children and adults can use for further study. As a grade 3 teacher, I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 5-12 range. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book!
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anne de pequeña conoció a una jirafa en el zoológico y desde ahí empezó la curiosidad de saber todo de ellas pero durante sus siguientes años no encontraba información sobre ellas y pasaba el tiempo donde se reían de ella por saber más de las jirafas, hasta que un día se fue a la tierra natal de las jirafas y ahí supo todo sobre ellas. es una historia muy bonita y llena de poder femenino, qué triste que le hayan cerrado puertas a la dr. anne pero qué bien que ella se haya abierto muchas más. me encantó su historia.

thanks to netgalley and Kids Can Press for a copy of this book
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This is the story of a 4 year old girl, Anne, who loved to explore the Chicago Zoo where she saw a beautiful giraffe. She was mesmerized by the tall creature. After she went back to her home in Toronto, she kept thinking about that giraffe and was fascinated by them to no end. She would draw them and wonder about them.

Growing up, she'd find books on giraffes and could find none so she vowed that one day she would write a book on giraffe herself. Her friends laughed at her but she didn't let that deter her. She was determine to know about giraffes more despite all the obstacles and she eventually made her dream come true.

This is such an inspirational story that I think every young children should read. Not everyone will end up loving giraffes (though they should) but everyone will learn to follow their dreams and work hard towards their goals, and also learn to love nature.

The illustrations were truly beautiful and adorable. I loved this book so much! Highly recommend this one. Plus, this is based on real life events about a real person (Anne Innis Dagg) who actually ended up doing what she always wanted to do, so that's awesome as well!
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Giraffes are my favorite animal so when I came across Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes by Karlin Gray I knew I had to read it! 

I never knew about the first giraffologist: Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, which made this book even more interesting. The story was lovely and I especially like the extras at the end of the story. 

We are about to learn more about Dr. Anne Innis Dagg but there is more information on her time in Africa as well as an interview about her. 

The pictures in this book are also captivating and I am sure many students in the elementary grades will love this story. 

I highly recommend it! 

Thank you to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for this copy in exchange for an honest review.
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