Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe

Uniqueness of THIS Children’s Book

  • REAL closeup wildlife photos—authentic vs illustrations
  • REAL story vs fantastical—child grows up and travels to see animals in the wild
  • Emojis to make it easier to identify words
  • DISABILITY of author. No computer. Created on iPhone—dictated on Siri, laid out in SimplePrints app
  • WILDLIFE VIDEOS—Travel with Rozanne on book’s YouTube channel – Subscribe free
  • Tested with children, teachers, others— 20+ reader reviews from teachers, librarians, parents, grandparents, sister, uncles, businesses.

Book Cover - Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe

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Rozanne Feeding Giraffe
Scared to kiss a Giraffe, Rozanne first fed them by hand in Giraffe Manor’s dining room. Did you ever see such a sight?!
Most people leave Africa and NEVER see an elusive leopard. Rozanne was only one on trip to see FIVE leopards—including two baby cubs! High ✋FIVE Rozanne!

Feed baby elephant
Rozanne adopted this orphaned baby elephant for her great niece from Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kenya.

Outside Expert Reviews

To Kiss a Giraffe!! Who Gets to do THAT?
It was my mother & step-father who started Giraffe Manor when Daisy Rothschild & Marlon, two endangered baby Rothschild giraffe, came to live at our house in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya. They later turned our home into the hotel it is today & founded the now famous Giraffe Centre. I therefore LOVED Rozanne Weissman’s new children’s book,”Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe!” It’s absolutely charming & just perfect for the level of children’s understanding & their sense of awe. BRAVA Rozanne! You’ve really got a winner on your hands. I know children from all around the world will lap up this book which speaks directly to THEM! And I hope it makes it into multiple languages for that very purpose. I’d love to see it become a New York Times best seller, because it’s also a joyful & fascinating book, even for an adult.
—Dancy Mills who grew up in Kenya’s famed Giraffe Manor

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Rozanne Weissman, Children’s Book Author

When Rozanne was a little girl she loved watching wild animals. When she grew up, she traveled to see wildlife where they lived.

She loves sharing stories, photos, and videos of her three wildlife travels with children. That turned into her unique children’s book, ‘Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe.’

As a marketing communications exec., Weissman won 60 awards, including for campaigns and materials for teachers, schools, parents, and children.

Media Recognition

Cleveland.com – “What’s it like to kiss a giraffe? Children’s author Rozanne Weissman shares her stories and fun photos of the wild”

PR Web – ‘Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe’ Breaks New Ground in Children’s Books

Donahoe Kearney – Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe

Dining with Strangers – Rozanne Travels To Africa To Kiss A Giraffe

IMAGINE. With Rozanne

Rozanne worked with children 2-9 and teachers in developing ‘Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe 🦒.’  Since COVID19 climate, she wants to use this book to tap into the imaginations of scared, anxious, bored children who love animals and wildlife and take them with her on three separate imaginary journeys to see the wildlife in the book. Rozanne will share untold great stories—not in book—for each trip. Children will transport themselves into another world.

Many grandparents haven’t been able to see their grandchildren. And parents are overwhelmed—lost jobs, can’t pay bills, or juggling working from home and homeschooling kids. Afterward families can have conversations about the book, their children’s journeys, what they would like to do in the future. Meanwhile: What wildlife might they see on a walk, a park, a yard, zoo? What might they write now? Draw?

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