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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Moyo the giraffe lived in the wild savanna and every day she explored her surroundings with her mother. She learned everything about life as the tallest animal in the world. Moyo wanted to eat the leaves on the high tree but she could not reach them. Moyo's mother asked her to become creative and do something that would help her reach the leaves and Moyo managed to do it. The next time Moyo wanted to help a baby bird get back into his nest, her mom told her to ask someone for help. Moyo did just that and managed to get the baby bird back into his nest. Now Moyo wanted to play with the other giraffes and she was not too sure if she could reach them because she was far away. Her mother asked her to believe in herself and Moyo reached them easily by having confidence in her ability to move fast. Let's find out what Moyo managed to do with the help of her mother's advice.
I Can't Reach It! A Growth Mindset Book To Promote Self-Esteem by Jana Buchmann is an educational and informative book for young readers that conveys positive messages like Being Creative, Asking for Help, Believing in Yourself, Being Confident, Never Give Up, and Nothing is Impossible through the story of Moyo the young giraffe. Eduardo Paj gives clarity to the concept and the story with his wonderful illustrations and adds life and color to the events. The Fun Facts shared at the end of the story are quite interesting. The characters in the story are relatable and memorable and will bring smiles to the faces of readers. This storybook can be used for read-aloud and storytelling sessions by tutors and parents to entertain children will fun facts about giraffes and morale-boosting life lessons.