NZ (born in Wales) Writer and Illustrator
Christopher Llewelyn, illustrated by Scott Tulloch
How Does the Giraffe Get to Work?
Scholastic NZ 2014 19.00pb 32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3246 3
Themes: Commuting/ Stories in rhyme/ Zoos
It may come as a surprise to some readers to find that the animals, like the zookeepers, only work at the zoo and actually go home every night. Writer and artist have had a lot of laughs and fun imagining this situation as the animals set out for another day’s work - the emu and rhea jogging along the motorway, a family of wolves snarling and yawning on the train (best left alone first thing in the morning) plus the tiger jacketed and helmeted on a tiny moped. The giraffe is the last to arrive – riding, rather uncomfortably, a very old and rusty bike. A great read aloud and one to which children will enjoy adding their own means of transport for other animals.
Preschool up/ Age 3 up