“Different, not less…he’s MORE!” the zoo animals shouted!
Grant the giraffe is the newest baby to be born at the city zoo. Grant appears to be a regular giraffe until the other animals notice that there is something different about the way he looks. His spots aren’t spots at all — they are shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces!
As Grant grows up and spends time with the other animals, they learn that he is different in many other ways. Follow Grant’s journey as he sets off to discover his special talent and not let his differences stand in the way of his big dreams. Get ready to be amazed by this young giraffe and discover what different minds CAN do.
About the Illustrator & Author: Grant & Julie Coy Maniér
Grant and Julie Coy Maniér (maun-yay) have spent six years building Grant’s Eco-Art business. They travel and teach environmental responsibility and raise the awareness of special talents.
Grant, who lives with autism, has had an obsession for paper since childhood. Instead of suppressing his obsessive behavior, Julie re-directed his amazing ability to focus and orchestrate colors into something constructive, recycling and collaging to create unique art masterpieces. Since Grant was fifteen years old, his art has been captivating audiences from all over the world. He is an award-winning artist who displays his art exhibit at events, conferences, schools and fundraisers. Grant’s mission is to keep our Earth green and clean and to teach audiences that … Different, is MORE!