Read it Yourself: Why Giraffe has a Long Neck (Level 1)
Once upon a time, Giraffe had short horns, short legs, along with a short and stumpy neck. This particular giraffe was a fussy eater and refused to eat anything except mangoes. One day, Giraffe had runny tummy because she ate too many mangoes. Her friends then told her to try eating honey because that would help her settle the problem. She goes to a hole in a tree and pushes her head in to get tasty runny honey, but her head gets stuck.
Giraffe’s friends try to pull her out of the tree. They pull her legs, but she still cannot be free, she is stuck. She then passes the time playing games with her friends and eventually the tree she is in grows around her, causing her neck to stretch. Eventually, she manages to break free from the tree, but she is completely different. Now, she is tall and thin. She is tall enough to look for food that is on top of the trees instead of mangoes.
For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read. All stories feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practice throughout. Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. All titles include comprehension puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools. This Level 1 title is suitable for very early readers who are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each simple story uses a small number of frequently repeated words.