Book Review

A Pet Giraffe + Multicultural Children’s Book Day!!

This is the Ginger Mom’s first year participating in the Multicultural Children’s Book Day and we are so excited to be a part of it! But that’s not all . . . because MCBD lands on a Saturday this year (January 27th), the hosts have fun events going on all week! So, along with the stunning books we were sent specifically for MCBD, I thought it would be fun to share one of Mister Chu’s favorite bilingual books with you . . .

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Nonnie and I / Nonnie y Yo
by Savannah Hendricks
Illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin
Publisher: Xist Publishing
Release Date: June 12, 2017
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Pages: 32
Format Read: Paperback
Source: Author for Review
Buy: Amazon
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Reviewed by Megan

A young girl is afraid that her first day of school will mean leaving her best friend behind. Nonnie (a giraffe) may not seem like a typical best friend, but to one little girl in Africa, she’s absolutely perfect. This picture book is a great addition to any back to school collection to ease worries and anxiety for young children starting school. 


Lady Quinn and Mister Chu don’t have a large selection of bilingual books . . . yet. But what a great way to start our collection! This book not only helps teach a second language, it is a fun way to show kids that it’s okay to try new things. The little girl in this book is nervous about going to school, afraid to leave her best friend giraffe behind. But, as the day goes on, she learns that maybe meeting new people isn’t as bad as she expected.

We had fun reading this book together, letting Mister Chu try to sound out the Spanish words as I said them. And the illustrations were very well done. The animals looked gorgeous and I loved how you could really tell that  the little girl was anxious and happy, just through the drawings. Very full of expression. I even learned something new – that giraffes spread out all their legs before they bend down to drink. I suppose, with a neck that long, what else would you do?

This book makes a great start to our bilingual library and I want to thank Savannah Hendricks for the complementary copy she sent Mister Chu and his sister for review (the gifting of this book in no way influenced the review, however).

This book is our first Multicultural Children’s
Book Day recommendation!


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