Gemina: The Crooked-Neck GiraffeProduct details:
Written and illustrated by Karen B. Winnick
Publisher: Santa Barbara Zoo, December 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0984167807; hardcover
Ages and Grades: 5 - 8; Kindergarten - 3
Gemina stood out from the other giraffes at the Santa Barbara Zoo. She was the famous crooked-neck giraffe. Everyone who saw her wondered if she was all right? Did her neck hurt? As months passed, Gemina's neck leaned more and more to the side but it never seemed to bother her. Gemina’s uniqueness never prevented her from being fully accepted into the herd. Told with affection and illustrated with oil paintings, this is Gemina's story, a celebration of the life of a very special giraffe.
ALL proceeds from the sale of this book were generously donated by the author and go directly to supporting the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
An excellent compliment to the book is our plush Gemina.