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Far away ... a baby giraffe takes his first steps, a swallow learns to fly, a tiny turtle struggles to reach the ocean, an orangutan learns to climb, a salmon sets off on a long and difficult journey and an osprey tries to catch his first fish.  They all struggle to overcome the obstacles that are in their way and to find success.


This is a beautifully illustrated book for young children (and adults) which carries a message about the values of determination, perseverance and optimism.  It helps them to think about positive growth mindset and, in particular, to understand that failure is a necessary part of success.  “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again!”

If At First...

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