Gemma O’Neil is a new author and the library now has her first picture book Oh Dear Geoffrey! This picture book is illustrated in a mixed media style with collages of painted details, some in watercolor, some in pencil, and just a touch of digital manipulation.
Geoffrey the giraffe is having a hard time of it. He’s not too old so his knees are bendy-buckley, his legs are wibbly-wobbly and he skips and trips often over the ground. He spends time trying to make friends with the meerkats on the ground but stumbles and falls trying to reach down to see them. He gets tangles with the elephants’ trunks and down at the watering hole he just creates mud instead of friends. Geoffrey decides to take a break and eat some nice leaves far up in a tall tree. On his way there he meets some friendly monkeys who need help climbing. And in the tree are happy, chirpy birds who are right on Geoffrey’s level! Maybe he can make friends after all.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”
Oh Dear Geoffrey! by Gemma O'Neil
ISBN: 9780763666590, fully illustrated.
Children's Picture Books