“Josephine the Short-Neck Giraffe” Part 1

The Neighborhood of Make-Believe presents “Josephine the Short-Neck Giraffe,” a musical story for children by Fred Rogers. We meet Josephine who feels badly because her neck is shorter than those of the other giraffes. More than anything she wants to look like the other giraffes.Her friends, a Tree, a Frog, a Sunflower and Hazel Elephant, suggest that she may feel more accepting of herself if she attends the “School for Growing.”She clings to a false hope: that at school she might learn to make her neck grow.