My granddaughter Ellie has a soft toy that she loves so much. He’s called Giraffy and he is very loved. I put a picture of him with the poem in a frame for her bedroom.

This is Giraffy he’s my friend
With his smiley face and his legs that bend
He comes to bed with me at night
And I stroke his ears and hold him tight
And tell him what I’ve done today
“I’ve been to school AND out to play.
“I’ve seen my friends and been on my bike,”
“I’ve done lots and lots of things I like.”
And now the day’s come to an end
And I’m with Giraffy – my bestest friend.
He’s just as soft as soft can be
I love Giraffy and he loves me.

For Ellie with love from Nana
June 2008