Saturday, April 7, 2012

G: Geordie the Giraffe #atozchallenge

Max swung through the trees dodging various branches. He stopped briefly in one tree enjoying the view where the trees thinned out onto the plains.

"Do you mind? I was just about to eat that leaf." Two eyes peered at him through the leaves.

"Sorry," Max said and stepped over. "I'm Max."

"Geordie," the giraffe replied in between bites of the leaf.

Max chatted while Geordie ate, telling him about his favorite parts of the forest to swing through.

Geordie smiled at Max then looked up. A few large leaves on a high branch gleamed in the sunlight. "Those tall leaves are extra tasty, but they are too high even for me."

"But not for me," Max said and swung upwards then scampered up the tree. He plucked the leaves and swung back down the Geordie's head. "Here you are."

"Why thank you." Geordie took the offered leaves and started eating them. While he did Geordie told Max about his heard and some of the best places he liked to eat


Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Aw I like this one :) Gotta love the Giraffes!

Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Rhia Roberts said...

What a lovely blog and a great idea. I suspect you'd like my Animal Tales series (written for 2-5th graders). If you want, you can download Book 1 free on my site (
Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (about #802 on A to Z list).

Laura Marcella said...

Hi, Claire! This is so cute. It sure would be useful having the ability to swing through a forest the way monkeys can!

Hope you're having a great week and happy A to Z!!

nutschell said...

hi claire! great to meet you through the A-Z. Seems like we have a lot in common. I took up psych in college as well--and I'm also working on fantasy novels:)
Happy A-Zing!

Sharkbytes said...

Are you doing a series with the jungle characters? I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. You can see mine at

Tina said...

I've wanted a pet monkey since I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sigh. Keep up the good work! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Go Team Tina!
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

Francene Stanley said...

Man is adaptable, that's for sure. Blog on!

Jeremy Bates said...

Hey, what happened?! You still have time to catch up.