Meet Ivan

Ivan Becomes a Hero is about a little, gangly giraffe who does not like who he is. He wants to be a zebra and then a water buffalo when they bully and make fun of him.

However, his wise mother tells him about Psalm 139:14 — how "Fearfully and wonderfully he is made!" for a purpose.When baby Hillary falls into a deep, dark hole — Ivan is the only animal with a long neck and long gangly legs and keen hearing to rescue her.  Ivan remembers his mother's wise words and gathers courage he's never had before.

Picture of Colored Giraffe

All the other animals declare that Ivan is a hero as he rescues baby Hillary. Zeke, leader of the zebras, and Wally, leader of the buffaloes, say they are sorry for bullying him. Ivan even makes new friends.

Our little Ivan has become a hero! He learns self-acceptance and to celebrate his unique differences. In the end, Ivan declares "I like being me!"

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