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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Paul, The Cool Giraffe
by Bardur Oskarsson
Age Range: Under_5
Paul the Giraffe has lots of friends. They think he’s really cool, but don’t know why, he just is. There is one major difference. Paul doesn’t like his vegetarian diet of leaves; he thinks they are dry and dull. Paul tries a variety of different leaves but it doesn’t help one bit. So he decides that perhaps he should eat something completely different! However, his experimental diet is a step to far for the other giraffes.
With minimalist storytelling and simple pen and ink and watercolour artwork together with the effective use of perspective often featuring just the neck of a giraffe on a white background in varying sizes or sometimes just the head or the whole body. Paul, the Cool Giraffe by award-winning Faroese artist, author, and illustrator Bárđur Oskarsson, translated by Marita Thomsen, demonstrates the importance of being comfortable with who you are.
Other Oskarsson titles reviewed on the website are: Dog, Cat and Mouse, The Tree, Wilbert, Flat Rabbit and The Battle for the Good Grass.