Yours Sincerely, GiraffeBy Megumi Iwasa, Illustrations by Jun Takabataka
Giraffe is bored and longs for a friend. Pelican is bored and offers to deliver letters. Although Giraffe has never written a letter, he decides to give it a try.
Pelican flies Giraffe’s letter beyond the horizon to a faraway place called Whale Sea. Seal is the letter carrier there, and he chooses Penguin to be the recipient of Giraffe’s letter. Soon, a correspondence begins!
But Giraffe has never heard of a penguin and Penguin has never heard of a giraffe. What is a long neck anyway? Penguin doesn’t have a neck – in fact, he thinks he might be almost all neck! Penguin is black and white, and Giraffe wonders if he might be striped like a zebra.
When Giraffe decides to dress up like Penguin and travel to the other side of the horizon to meet him, a very odd and interesting meeting takes place. Both Giraffe and Penguin learn a lot, and a beautiful friendship ensues.
With its lovely combination of pencil drawings and short text, including letters, Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, is perfect for early chapter book readers! Also makes a great read-aloud.