Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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. Where is a penguin’s neck? Can a penguin fly? Penguin answers as best he can.

But no one expects what happens when the pen pals come face to face at last.

An enduring bestseller in its native Japan, Yours Sincerely, Giraffe is a funny tale of mistaken assumptions and friendship.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-92727-188-9
$16.99 $12.74
978-1-77657-116-1
$25.49 $19.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2017-03-01
BISACS JUV002000, JUV019000, JUV000000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.7 x 8
Lexile 510
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • USBBY Outstanding International Books List, Winner, 2018
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2018
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, Winner, 2017
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2017
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2017

Reviews

School Library Journal

“This Japanese import will charm beginning readers who enjoy a bit of witty humor with their animal adventures. . . . A highly amusing early chapter book for readers who may also be learning the art of letter writing.”—starred, School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“This is a rare book: joyful, ingenuous, playfully earnest, but without a whiff of studied cuteness.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Booklist

“Its gentle friendship story will leave readers feeling warm and fuzzy, making this early chapter book a great addition to any collection.”—starred, Booklist

Illustrator: Jun Takabatake

Jun Takabatake is one of Japan's best-loved children's book illustrators. His illustrations have been exhibited throughout the world, and he has won many major international awards.

Author: Megumi Iwasa

Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, where she also worked. She is the author of a number of popular children's books, and she lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

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… View available downloads →