No, no, NO! Geraldine is NOT moving. Not to this new town where she's the only giraffe. Not to this new school where she has no friends. Not to this new place, where everyone only knows her as That Giraffe Girl.
But soon Geraldine meets Cassie, a girl who is just as much of an outcast as she is, and as time goes by, she realizes that being yourself and making one really good, unusual friend can help someone who literally stands out fit right in. This whimsical story about the challenges of being the "new kid" and feeling different celebrates the power of friendship to make a place feel like home.
"The move takes Geraldine from Giraffe City, where everyone is like her, to a new school, where everyone else is human. Suddenly, the former extrovert becomes 'That Giraffe Girl,' and all she wants to do is hide, which is pretty much impossible.... Then she meets Cassie, who, though human, is also an outlier ('I’m that girl who wears glasses and likes MATH and always organizes her food'), and things begin to look up. Lilly’s watercolor-and-ink drawings are as vividly comic and emotionally astute as her writing; just when readers think there are no more ways for Geraldine to contort her long neck, this highly promising talent comes up with something new." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jun 26, 2018|
|Publisher||Roaring Brook Press|