Edward the Giraffe HATES his neck! It’s so bendy and far too long and just plain ridiculous. It’s a neck only a mother could love. He tries everything to hide it, donning colorful bowties and even hiding behind various shrubbery, until he meets a turtle with his own problem… one that can only be solved by Edward and his neck!! Jory John, author of Penguin Problems, is back with another hilarious picture book that gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be self conscious of the things that make you stand out. And how learning to love and use those unique parts of us can save the day. Recommended for ages 0-100; this a lesson no one is too young or old to learn!— Kinsey
JORY JOHN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books for both children and adults. He is the author of Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems (both illustrated by Lane Smith), The Bad Seed and The Good Egg (both illustrated by Pete Oswald), and Quit Calling Me a Monster! and I Will Chomp You! (both illustrated by Bob Shea), among many other books. Jory is a two-time E. B. White Read Aloud Honor recipient and has won numerous state book awards for his writing. He lives in Oregon. You can find him at joryjohn.com and follow him on Twitter at @IamJoryJohn.
LANE SMITH (also the illustrator of Penguin Problems) has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including Grandpa Green, a Caldecott Honor Book, and It's a Book, which has been translated into over twenty-five languages. Four of his books have been New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year. In 2012 the Eric Carle Museum named him an Honor Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's books." In 2014 he received the Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. Lane lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, book designer Molly Leach. Visit him on the web at lanesmithbooks.com.