In this charming tale, a young giraffe illustrates how important it is for children to feel accepted and look similar to their peers. Poor little Ely feels her shape and height make her different from all the other young animals. She just wants to look like everyone else. Wrongly believing that the other animals are laughing at her appearance, Ely separates herself from the group and mopes. When a magical turn of events changes her into a lion, she is deliriously happy. She soon learns, however, that the other animals miss the wonderful qualities she possessed as a giraffe. With the help of Tricky the Magician, Ely finds happiness once again as a giraffe and discovers the goodness of feeling great just as she is.
Author Biography: Tito Alberto Brovelli is the author of the bilingual stories Kiko, the Disobedient Dragon; Water Belly, the Little Cloud; and Mary, the Shy Oyster. He lives in Coral Springs, Florida.