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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Written by Megumi Iwasa

Illustrated by Jun Takabatake

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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.

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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe Synopsis

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.

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe Press Reviews

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)

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ISBN: 9781927271872
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Publisher: Gecko Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781927271872
Publication date: 14th July 2016
Author: Megumi Iwasa
Illustrator: Jun Takabatake
Publisher: Gecko Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners, UKLA 2018

About Megumi Iwasa

Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked there until 1986. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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