(13 customer reviews)

Tommy the Giraffe: Fun Night Time Stories (Animal Tales For Kids Age 4-12)




Tommy thinks of himself as the clumsiest giraffe in the world. Try as he may, he can’t stay upright for too long before taking a tumble. The other animals call him terrible nicknames and that’s what hurts him the most. He’s too tall to run away and hide, so he must find another way to deal with the ridicule.

When Tommy sees a storm coming in the distance, he warns the other animals and they all take shelter. He is surprised to discover that his helpfulness has earned him some new friends. He bravely begins to do more for others. Being useful inspires him to look beyond his awkward height and all the ways he is different. Not everyone in the Savanna is thankful, of course, some animals would love to eat him, but that doesn’t stop Tommy from doing his best every day.

One day poachers are heading toward Tommy and his friends. This puts the community’s safety in danger! Motivated by love, Tommy realizes he is able to safeguard the lives of others and, in turn, learns something about himself that is very surprising.

Vividly illustrated, Tommy the Giraffe is a heartwarming animal tales children of all ages will relate to. It teaches valuable lessons about grace, purpose and caring about others in spite of their actions, while emphasizing the importance of accepting and loving ourselves.



Hardcover: 978-1-941844-09-0
Softcover: 978-1-941844-08-3
eBook: 978-1-941844-10-6
Audio Book: 978-1-941844-11-3

Library of Congress Control Number 2014918701
Copyright (c) 2014 by Ronald Destra
All rights reserved.

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Audio Book, eBook, Hardback, Softcover

13 reviews for Tommy the Giraffe: Fun Night Time Stories (Animal Tales For Kids Age 4-12)


    It’s adorable! I read this book to my own children. I have read this book probably a hundred + times (not an exaggeration) and I still love it. I haven’t found a child who didn’t like this book The pictures are very well done and it is a great read, reinforcing our own thoughts along the way. I bought his because I have a beautiful little boy who has some very specialized challenges, and I loved the message this book sends it’s so cute. Great story, nice colorful illustrations. I highly recommend this book!
    I love this book! It is colorful and fun to read. Beautifully written and illustrated.

  2. Dave scott

    Without a doubt one of my favorite kids’ books. The message is wonderful, the photos are excellent. Wish it had been published when my daughter was young. Gave as a gift with a stuffed plush giraffe and it was a hit with the toddler and his parents.

  3. Garry williams

    Great book and SO cute inside. Purchased for our 7 month old Grandson. My Son and Daughter-in-Law read to him already. Great price and I would recommend this book. My grandson was laughing and pointing and the cute illustration. Very cute book with a great message. I love the illustration!

  4. Cassandra Toussaint

    This A Great Book It Teaches Children’s Alot All Kids Have A Purpose No Matter Their Size And Height

  5. Erica

    Very cute book with a great message. I love the illustration

  6. Adele Toymas

    This is a very interesting read, i love the story line. There is a lot to learn from this beautiful book, it is well written and it has beautiful images. My little nephews are so obsessed with this book, i highly recommend this book.


    I like this funny giraffe story for kids.

  8. Kim

    Tommy the Giraffe by Ronald Destra is a great animal tales.

  9. taressa

    I love the audio book funny animal story for children.

  10. Green

    Amazing giraffe book.

  11. JIM

    Tommy the Giraffe is a magnificent tales for kids.

  12. Dovee

    Out of this world.

  13. Coach Daz

    Great book.

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