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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

By Megumi Iwasa, illustrated by Jun Takabatake

This international bestseller is an absurd and endearing story about an African giraffe and his pen pal, a penguin


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Interesting article of the week

"New work in developmental science shows that not only are children perfectly capable of separating reality from fiction, but also that an attraction to fantastical scenarios might actually be helpful to their learning."

Why Kids Can Learn More From Tales of Fantasy Than Realism

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Giraffe was bored and a little lonely. 


He decided to send a letter across the horizon to the first animal it came across. It found its way
to Penguin.  


Penguin and Giraffe became pen pals. But Giraffe struggled to imagine what Penguin looked like.  


Penguin looks like this


According to Giraffe however, Penguin looks like this


It's hard to imagine someone you've never seen


"I highly, highly recommend that you add this book to your collection." Storywraps (US)


"The sentences in this book are extra scrumptious." Paula Green, Poetry Box (NZ)


To read the first chapter of Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, click here.

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