Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Giraffe That Walked To Paris

We recently finished up The Giraffe That Walked To Paris. This book is out of print, but there are some similar books on the same topic if you can't get your hands on it.

Most of Jack's notebook items came from Homeschool Share.

I found this map which was great for charting the giraffe's trip across the Mediterranean Sea!

This was one of the books covering the same story that we read. The facts were the same, but we decided we liked the way The Giraffe That Walked To Paris told the story better because there was more detail.

A few books from the library

To wrap up our week, we went to see the giraffes at the zoo. We just happened to arrive at their area at the time the keeper talk was starting--totally not planned! We got to see them get their treats and we talked to the zookeeper a bit.

We were close!

Here you can see the difference between male (left) and female (right) ossicones.

These giraffes are new to our zoo as of this summer. Unfortunately, two giraffes died recently--one from the cold and one from problems during travel, which was an interesting tie-in to the giraffe's travel in the book.

1 comment:

Phyllis said...

Giraffes are my favorite animal. I like how you put the lapbook together.
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