Half the Giraffe

Half the Giraffe

by Elizabeth Patterson

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Half the Giraffe is half the size of all the other giraffes her age. Just like her friends, she wants to be tall enough to reach the leaves in the trees. After some failed attempts to do so by herself, she realizes that being short makes her both special and unique.

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ISBN-13: 9781504955867
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 10/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 22
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

In a former life, Elizabeth Patterson was an elementary school teacher. These days, she's a freelance writer pursuing her dream of becoming a children's book author. She originally hails from Florence, Alabama, and now resides on the Gulf Coast with her handsome cat, Kimbo.

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Half the Giraffe

By Elizabeth Patterson


Copyright © 2015 Elizabeth Patterson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-5049-5585-0


Have you ever seen a giraffe that is short?

If you do, you might giggle and chuckle, then snort!

Poor Half the Giraffe, she was born a bit small.

All her friends and her family were tall ... very tall.

And the others her age just kept growing in length.

They were longer and taller; they had greater strength.

Little Half couldn't reach the green leaves in the tree.

To have a long neck and long legs is the key.

The others made sure Half was always well fed,

By dropping the yummy green leaves on her head.

Half wished she could reach the green leaves on her own,

So she thought of some ways she might do it alone.

First, she tried to climb up on a very high stool,

But she tumbled down hard, and she felt like a fool.

Next, that little giraffe put on four high heel shoes,

But she stumbled and tripped, and she got a big bruise.


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