The Giraffe Joins the Lion King

As a longtime national magazine journalist devoted to global environmental and wildlife issues, I’m happy to read and recommend this fun and fascinating account of one of my favorite species of charismatic mega fauna. The ungainly yet graceful giraffe has long been eclipsed by lion, elephant, and rhino in the public wonder and imagination. Thanks to Ms. Weissman’s intimate and fun encounter with this magnificent creature, it’s now their turn to delight and fascinate a new generation of young conservationists. Bravo, and thanks for solving my annual dilemma of what to gift my grandchildren this holiday season.