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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

By Megumi Iwasa
Illustrated by Jun Takabatake

This international bestseller is an endearing illustrated chapter book about an African giraffe and his pen pal, a penguin.

It’s hard to imagine someone you’ve never seen... 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. Yours Sincerely, Giraffe is a funny tale of mistaken assumptions and friendship.

  • A resounding success around the world
  • A funny, absurd story about misunderstanding
  • Line drawings on every page, including handwritten letters

About the author

Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked there until 1986. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.

About the illustrator

Jun Takabatake is one of Japan’s best-loved children’s illustrators. His illustrations have been exhibited throughout the world, and he has won many international awards, including the Graphics Prize (Bologna Children’s Book Fair), a Japan Picture Book Award and the Kodansha Award for Picture Books.

ISBN: 9781927271872
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Dimensions: 144 x 204mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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