Board Book Review: Let’s Play, Happy Giraffe!

Let's Play, Happy Giraffe by Georgiana Deutsch
Let’s Play, Happy Giraffe: A Book of Colorful Animals
by Georgiana Deutsch, Adele Dafflon (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

A little mouse makes friends with different animals on each page where everything is shades of the same signature color. The orange monkey, the red lion, the pink flamingo, and blue elephant all join the mouse, and they meet the yellow giraffe at the end for some fun games together.

I found it strange that the giraffe is the titular character, and yet only appears on one page. The mouse is the main character who meets all the other animals throughout the book. Odd.

I loved the way that each color is described as having a mood. It’s really thoughtful and sweet! Not only does this book introduce colors, but also gives some little lessons about healthy emotions too.
“Red is being brave,
like a heart beating inside.
It’s standing strong and making friends
when you want to hide!”

The illustrations are really cute!! The bright colors have a big impact, and the cartoon art style is adorable. I love the little details in the background, where the flowers, trees, and decorations all match the color for that page.

The whole design is wonderful! The felt tabs on the sides are sturdy, and the pages of this board book are very thick. Excellent construction, and a sweet story!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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