The Star in the Christmas Play

By Lynne Marie, Lorna Hussey (illustrator),

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Book description

All of the savanna animals are excited to audition for the school Christmas Play, except Raffi the giraffe. He's too tall to play baby Jesus, or Joseph, or even a manger animal. He feels discouraged, until he realizes that he's just the right size to play the most important part.…


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1 author picked The Star in the Christmas Play as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

“I wish I was any animal but a giraffe,” said Raffi. Disappointment melts through this little(or not so little) guy like butter in the sun. When children set up hope for something and it doesn’t work out, they are devastated. Raffi realizes that while he is not suited for some things, he is just the right answer for another. Where there is a will there is a way.

From Linda's list on dealing with emotions and change.

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