Not Friends

Not Friends

Rebecca Bender / Feb 25, 2020

Not Friends Giraffe and Bird are not friends After all they fight all the time But when they go their separate ways and a scary storm strikes they both realize they might be better off together even if they are

  • Title: Not Friends
  • Author: Rebecca Bender
  • ISBN: 9781772780260
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Giraffe and Bird are not friends After all, they fight all the time But when they go their separate ways and a scary storm strikes, they both realize they might be better off together even if they are still NOT friends Not at all.

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      Published :2019-08-08T18:53:53+00:00

    About "Rebecca Bender"

      • Rebecca Bender

        Rebecca Bender is an award winning author, illustrator, and designer living in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.


    1. This book is all about the relationship between a bird and a giraffe and how much they annoy each other. They eventually get fed up with each other and decide to part ways, only to realize how much they really need each other. Adorably executed. Loved the illustrations. I think this book can be used as a great way to look at relationships between siblings. I'd read this one again happily.

    2. Don't know how I feel about this one for storytime. Lots of room for expression here, but it runs long. Names dozens of ways the two animals, a giraffe and a bird, can't stand each other, but in the end they realize they need one another. But as the title says, they're not friends. The pictures are great though. It would take serious editing down to work with my regular storytime crowd, but I think I'll give it a try.

    3. Without question, the illustrations are great. After that I can't decide if it's amusing that they like each other after all despite their flaws, or a terrible example of two creatures continuing to be obnoxious and annoying little smartasses instead of being respectful of each other because they do indeed like each other. It's like a little brother getting away with poking you all the time but deciding it's ok because you have to love him because he's your brother. Neither are an example of a g [...]

    4. Families with siblings that are opposite personalities (like day and night or vinegar and water - they just don't mix well) will relate to this one. Giraffe and Bird do everything they can to irritate each other, then retaliate whenever one experiences a slight. The retaliations escalate until someone is hurt. However, whenever there is a big problem or emergency, they pull together for a ceasefire to do whatever is needed. Bender's acrylic on texturized illustration board are cute, colorful, ye [...]

    5. I won this book from a giveaway with the intention of gifting it to my 5 year old niece and 2 year old nephew. This book is perfect for them! It shows that even though you annoy each other you still need each other in your lives. The illustrations are so cute and I love the ending where they realize they can’t live without each other. I also love how there are some bigger vocabulary words used that aren’t normally in children’s books. So happy to have won this book so I can share it with m [...]

    6. This book is about siblings all the way! I cannot tell you how often my siblings and I fought, both verbally and physically. But when it comes down to it, they are so important and I love them, even then. We go to each other in times of trouble and are always there to help one another out.Side note: The illustrations are odd. I'm not sure I would have picked an acrylic overlay of an illustrated board for this, but that was the authors choice, not mine.

    7. This latest Bender book is a wonderful addition to her previous work. The delightful illustrations were created with acrylic paint on texturized illustration board and add a lot of visual pizzazz to the short text. Because of the inclusion of many funny words and situations, this is a perfect read aloud book for library story times. Check it out!

    8. Started out snappy and addresses a lot of behavior that might get on someone's nerves, and then the text gets a little more dense with the turn in the middle of the plot. Also didn't care for the picture of giraffe as telephone pole. Overall, very cute illustrations, and I loved the first half of the book.

    9. Giraffe and bird do not get along. In fact, they actively antagonize each other. When they decide that they truly will not be friends and have nothing to do with each other, they find they miss each other.Appreciating difference

    10. Illustrations created using acrylic paint on a textured board. The story is about a bird and a giraffe who are convinced hey hate each other. Only after a big storm do they realize that they actually enjoy one another’s company.This book could fit in a set with the common theme of unlikely friendships. Although, this book would likely be much different than the others because the giraffe and bird believe that they are enemies for most of the story.

    11. Love the illustrations, like the frenemies angle. It's a little long for storytime, but really funny visually.

    12. A really funny book about how two friends don't get along but deep down need each other. Would be a great read aloud for elementary children.

    13. Cute illustrations, but I'm not thrilled with the "they are terrible to each other but belong together" storyline. Unless they are siblings. Are they siblings?

    14. This is book is SO cute. I laughed out loud multiple times. I don't think it would work well for storytime, but it's perfect for reading with your kids at home.

    15. If I had to recommend a book about sibling rivalry to a contentious duo, this would probably be it. The bird and giraffe are NOT FRIENDS but they sure do need each other.

    16. The illustrations are awesome! Giraffe and Bird really bug each other, but they don't like it when they get separated.

    17. This is a beautiful book! Love the story & the illustrations. Added to the rotation for my 2 1/2 year old & 6 month old grandchildren.

    18. Awesome illustrations and great graphics. Loved the new vocabulary introduced in the story (Abide, Perch, Pester Perturb).

    19. Opposites attract but for giraffe and bird this many not be the case. These two just get on each other's nerves, or do they.

    20. Bold illustrations will keep you smiling as you read about these two silly foes. Sometimes we need those frenemies in our lives :)

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