Anne And Her Tower of Giraffes written by Karlin Gray
Releasing Sep 6, 2022
Published By Kids Can Press
The remarkable true story of how a young girl's never-wavering fascination with the world's tallest animal leads her to become the first giraffologist! Anne was three years old when she first laid eyes on a giraffe. As her blue eyes gazed into the giraffe's big brown eyes at the zoo, she was mesmerized. And she never forgot it. Her desire to study the beautiful, graceful creatures followed her from preschool to graduate school. Often, she was laughed at for her interest. The scientific study of giraffes didn't exist at the time and it certainly wasn't an appropriate pursuit for a woman --- or so she was told.
So, Anne decided she would teach herself about her favorite animal. She traveled to South Africa alone --- and shocked everyone by studying giraffes in the wild! This inspiring picture book biography by Karlin Gray is based on the true story of Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, the pioneering female scientist who was the world's first giraffologist and the first scientist to study wild animal behavior in Africa (four years before Jane Goodall!)