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Giraffe Problems

By Jory John
Illustrated by Lane Smith

Penguins aren’t the only animal out there with problems, oh no…

Praise for Penguin Problems: "A small philosophy manual for readers of all ages ... wonderfully original" Observer From Jory John and Lane Smith, the winner of the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal, comes a laugh-out-loud companion to the acclaimed Penguin Problems. Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes ... anything he can think of. But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose ... and looks excellent in a bow tie.

  • Lane Smith was the winner of the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also won the Caldecott Medal twice and a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Penguin Problems was an Amazon and Irish Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. There are 100K+ copies in print and 11 international editions
  • A really stylish picture book package with high production values – it has a full page flap inside

About the author

Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You! and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, both illustrated by Bob Shea, and Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, illustrated by Benji Davies. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He lives in San Francisco, USA. Find Jory online at joryjohn.com and on Twitter as @joryjohn. Lane Smith has written and illustrated a number of novels and picture books for children, including the two Caldecott Honor titles, Grandpa Green and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Stories. He was a 2014 recipient of a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2017 winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was named an Honor Artist by the Eric Carle Museum. He lives with his wife, book designer Molly Leach, in rural Connecticut, USA. Find Lane online at lanesmithbooks.com.

ISBN: 9781406383164
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 216 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/10/18 at 01:52:19
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