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Giraffe and Jackal Are Friends (Again!)

Giraffe and Jackal Are Friends (Again!)

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Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
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Giraffe and Jackal express their feelings and resolve differences in a positive way, through the power of Nonviolent Communication.

Giraffe and Jackal are best friends, even though their personalities are different. Jackal tends to be grouchy and easily snap at others, while Giraffe is more peaceful and thoughtful. When the new kid, Aardvark, moves to school, Giraffe reaches out to be friends, but Jackal feels jealous and threatened. Jackal lashes out, endangering Aardvark, and a conflict ensues. By employing compassionate communication techniques, Giraffe helps Jackal work through his conflicted feelings in a positive way so that all three can be friends.

Based on the renowned Nonviolent Communication teachings of Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, this picture book offers kids easy-to-learn coping and communicating skills, all through the lens of a playful story with stunning illustrations and great characters.

About the Author

Mary Mackenzie is an author, trained mediator, and CEO of the NVC Academy. Learn more at

Lisa Robinson has a BA in psychology from Cornell University, an MD from Tufts University, and an MFA in Writing for Young People from Lesley University. She works as a therapist for children, teenagers, and adults, and is the author of numerous picture books. Lisa lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Learn more at

Nicole Michels is an illustrator and co-owner of the design studio Bird and Banner. Learn more at