BC: The End
FC: How the Giraffe got Spots | An original folktale by: Avery Coffey
1: For everyone who helped me create this book
2: When God first created the Earth, he was proud of how he made his animals look. He made the Zebra have radiant black and white stripes, the snakes have a puzzling, scaly pattern, and the birds have feathers of vivid color. Then he made the Giraffe. He gave it plain yellow-crme colored fur. God was very proud of His accomplishments.
3: When Giraffe was lying in the sun one day, he felt like he was burning, so he went to go look at himself in the pond and realized that his skin wasn’t protected from the sun because of his fur. Giraffe also realized that he didn’t like his fur. Every other animal had unique and cool fur, and his was plain and boring.
5: So he went to God and asked, “God, I love what you have done with every animal, but me. My skin is being burned because I have nothing to protect me. Also, I don’t like how everybody else’s is unique, but mine” God Replied, “Well, the reason I created you like that is because you are the only one with plain fur which makes you unique in every way. But I can’t let you burn. So I suppose I can add something for your protection.”
6: Giraffe replied with relief “Thank you so much! I will be protected now! Add whatever you like and I will tell you if it will be okay……if that is ok with you.” “Yes, that is fine. As long as you are happy I am happy. I will give you stripes for you will be protected from the sun.”
7: A few days pass by and Giraffe feels too much like a zebra and he wants to be unique. He grows tired of this and goes back so God and tells him why he wants to change it.
8: God says “Ok, I see that you are unhappy, I will give you feathers of a bird”
9: So Giraffe goes back and finds that the feathers are too hot for him. Then he realized that birds live in trees with shade and finds the heat unbearable with that big coat. So he goes to talk to God again
10: “The feathers are too hot for the sun, and I can’t bear it anymore. Please change it.” “Ok,” God said, “We have to think of something that is unique and suitable for you...... how about big brown spots? It would be perfect. They would be big because it would cover most of your skin, and they will be brown so it will absorb the sun and you won’t get sunburned. It is also unique and perfect for the environment you live in”
11: Giraffe loved the idea so much! He thanked God multiple times and went off to live his life in peace and very much happiness in his own uniqueness. He thanked God many times and never complained ever again! That is how the giraffe got spots.