New York Public Library, Top 10 2017
The international bestselling and awardwinning illustrated chapter book for ages 6–8.
Giraffe, who lives in Africa, 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. But it’s hard to imagine someone you’ve never seen…
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.
Emerging readers will love this absurd and funny story about what connects us, and finding friendship in unlikely places.
With simple line drawings-including handwritten letters-on every page, this witty and accessible story is a perfect book to start independent readers on a lifetime love of reading.
Originally published in Japan where it is a much-loved classic, Yours Sincerely Giraffe is now a popular success all around the world.
- New York Public Library, Top 10, 2017
- Chicago Public Library, Best Fiction for Younger Readers, 2017
- German Youth Literature Prize Winner, 2018
- USBBY Outstanding International Book List, 2018
- 11 Best Books for 4 to 7-year-olds, The Independent, 2016