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The letter format lends itself to a myriad of curriculum uses, but this is a gentle and sweet story about unlikely friendships
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award
Giraffe is bored, as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal—Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions. What does a penguin look like? Where is a penguin’s neck? And so the letters begin to fly from horizon to horizon.
This international bestseller is an absurd and endearing story about an African giraffe and his pen pal, a penguin.
Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal Penguin.
The sentences in this book are extra scrumptious. Paula Green, Poetry Box
This is a rare book: joyful, ingenuous, playfully earnest, but without a whiff of studied cuteness. Kirkus (US)
|Publication date:||14th July 2016|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners, UKLA 2018|
Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked there until 1986. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.More About Megumi Iwasa