Geraldine the giraffe certainly feels that way. She’s moved to a new town and is starting a new school and is just That Giraffe Girl to most of the kids. She meets a girl who wears glasses and likes MATH and organizes her food – good grief! that’s different?!! – and they become friends. Eventually, Geraldine and Cassie branch out and find new friends.
Little by little, awful first days and labels can drop away, but it’s not always a smooth process. You might have to play Tree Number Two if you are especially tall, for example.
Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly