Giraffe and Bird update

One of my favorite picture books about friendship has just taken home the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award.  Giraffe and Bird is Rebecca Bender’s delightful first picture book about a giraffe and a bird who are fast friends despite bickering.  The award comes just in time to help her celebrate the  release of her second picture book, featuring the same two endearing characters, Don’t Laugh at Giraffe.


An award for readers from kindergarten to grade two, The Blue Spruce Award is one of seven of the Forest of Reading Awards  under the umbrella of the Ontario Library Association (OLS) which boasts over 250,000 participants.  It’s the largest reader’s choice awards in Canada.

Congratulations Rebecca!

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