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In this crowd-pleasing read-aloud from the creator of the bestselling If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!, a giraffe’s self-esteem is tested during a hilarious confrontation between unlikely look-alikes!

Everybody loves Leopold the giraffe. He inspires awe and wonder. His adoring fans gaze and cheer. Best of all, they feed him lots of deeeelicious snacks! But, one day, a shiny, bobble-headed new rival comes in and ruins everything…a giraffe-shaped balloon! Just how far will Leopold go to prove that he’s the hero of the zoo? Readers learn that actions speak far louder than looks in this laugh-out-loud face-off from Elise Parsley–the New York Times bestselling creator of the Magnolia Says DON’T! series.

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Praise

An Amazon Best Book of June 2018
A Redbud Primary Read-Aloud Award 2019 Masterlist Selection
2019-2020 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee
"Parsley's...tale deals with some serious issues that are treated comically. ...A lighthearted foray into the difficulties of zoo life and--more to the point--peer behavior."
Kirkus Reviews
"Hilarious...a laugh on each spread. And readers will cheer on Leopold as he opts to take the high road--and ends up on top."—Publishers Weekly
"An energetic, relatable tale with multiple surprises that forces readers to think about how they handle competition...excellent."—School Library Journal
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