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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Written by Megumi Iwasa

Illustrated by Jun Takabatake

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

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)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781927271872
Publication date: 14th July 2016
Author: Megumi Iwasa
Illustrator: Jun Takabatake
Publisher: Gecko Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

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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