Litten, Kristyna Blue and Bertie Simon and Schuster, 2016. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Bertie and his giraffe friends spend every day doing the same thing: eating, drinking and sleeping. They do this in the same places everyday and don’t really notice much around them. One day Bertie wakes up alone, and goes wondering to find his friends, and he runs into Blue. Blue is a giraffe as well, but he sees lots of interesting things in the world and shares them with Bertie. Together they find Bertie’s friends and Blue and Bertie share all of the amazing things in the world with all the giraffes.
Bertie and Blue are adorable along with the fun bright illustrations. I love the moral of the story that sometimes we need to look around us and appreciate the beauty in the world, not just do what it takes to survive.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.