Gerald Giraffe has a hard time making new friends. He thinks only about the bad things he hears. Will the zoo animals come together to help Gerald?
It's A Zoo In Here! (front) 2020 Printed Book
Gerald Giraffe has a hard time making new friends. He thinks only about the bad things he hears. Will the zoo animals come together to help Gerald?
It's A Zoo In Here! 02 2020 Printed Book
Gerald Giraffe has a hard time making new friends. He thinks only about the bad things he hears. Will the zoo animals come together to help Gerald?
It's A Zoo In Here! 03 2020 Printed Book
Gerald Giraffe has a hard time making new friends. He thinks only about the bad things he hears. Will the zoo animals come together to help Gerald?
It's A Zoo In Here! 04 2020 Printed Book
Gerald Giraffe has a hard time making new friends. He thinks only about the bad things he hears. Will the zoo animals come together to help Gerald?
It's A Zoo In Here! 05 2020 Printed book
Gerald Giraffe has a hard time making new friends. He thinks only about the bad things he hears. Will the zoo animals come together to help Gerald?
It's A Zoo In Here! 06 2020 Printed book
Statement

Thematically, the protagonist of the book (a giraffe) feels rejected and isolated by the animals around them until they are brought to the realization that although the zoo is filled with different looking animals, they all share something in common. Research for this project included collecting data on themes and morals in contemporary children’s books, and finding inspiration through them. Once the general concept was constructed, interviews were then conducted with a children’s book author. With a target audience of four to five year olds, the book consists of easy-to-use words and colorful graphics that are accessible and appropriate to this age group. To represent the animals, photographs and illustrations were combined with a gradient to create a visual style that is both abstract and realistic. The goal of this project is to deliver a digestible moral to a young audience while incorporating the author’s inspirations of the mystery of the animal kingdom and art.