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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

by Megumi Iwasa

illustrated by Jun Takabatake


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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

by Megumi Iwasa
illustrated by Jun Takabatake

Reviewed September 5, 2017.
Gecko Press, 2017. First published in New Zealand in 2016. 102 pages.

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe is a light-hearted chapter book perfect for beginning readers.

Giraffe is bored. When he finds a bored pelican who is starting a delivery service, Giraffe decides to write a letter. He tells Pelican to give it to the first animal you meet on the other side of the horizon. That turns out to be very far away.

But Pelican finds a seal who delivers mail to Penguin. So Giraffe and Penguin start a correspondence.

They don't understand each other terribly well. But how can you expect a penguin whose only companion is a whale to understand what a long neck is?

Giraffe decides that he's going to try to dress up like penguin. He takes all penguin's descriptions and does his best - with very funny results.

This story is good, sweet fun.