Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa   Illustrated by Jun Takabatake

 

Paperback:           104 pages

Age Range:           7+ readers

Publisher:              Gecko Press

 

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.

 

Synopsis

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa

 

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.

 

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)

 

About the Author

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.