Article Title

Neck & Neck


Taylor Harris


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, giraffe, jealousy, self-esteem, balloon, zoo, funny

Document Type

Book Review


Life at the zoo is wonderful for Leopold the giraffe! But that all changes one day when a giraffe balloon shows up. He’s flexible, cheerful, and doesn’t have to be fed, the kid with the balloon brags. Leopold goes into a jealous rage and pops the balloon, hoping to get the kid’s undivided attention. But he only comes back with MORE giraffe balloons! When the kid’s balloons start flying away, Leopold has to make a decision—to save or not to save. They get stuck in his favorite tree and Leopold decides to return them to the owner. When he does, he gets the child’s undivided attention, with cheering and laughing and many thanks to Leopold for saving his balloons.