It's true that getting along can be difficult, but Giraffe and Bird don't even try. When Bird makes a face, Giraffe sticks out his tongue; when Bird tweets in his ear, Giraffe invades Bird's personal space. Bird can't put up with Giraffe's bad breath; Giraffe can't abide it when Bird eats too much fiber and then ... well, you know.
If you ask them, Giraffe and Bird will tell you: they can't stand each other. One day Giraffe loses his patience and Bird is fed up. 'Scram!' says Giraffe. 'Get lost!' says Bird. And so they do.
You would think they'd be happy now, but you might be wrong. Without each other, how will Bird and Giraffe weather the coming storm?
A hilarious debut by author and artist Rebecca Bender, Giraffe and Bird combines a clever text introducing synonyms with bright, expressive art to tell the funny and slightly tender story of two enemies who eventually realize they are much better off together.
REBECCA BENDER attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, and was awarded an OCAD medallion for illustration. She has work in greeting cards, publishing, and graphic novels. Giraffe and Bird is her first book published as an author/illustrator.