Saturday, April 8, 2017
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
author: Megumi Iwasa
average rating: 3.97
read at: 2017/04/08
date added: 2017/04/08
'Yours Sincerely, Giraffe' by Megumi Iwasa with illustrations by Jun Takabatake is a cute story about a bored giraffe, a tolerant pelican, and a new pen pal.
Giraffe is bored. He usually is. He decides to send a letter over the horizon to anyone that can be found. Pelican is bored too, so he takes on the job, but the horizon is a long way away. When Pelican finally stops, he finds a seal who carries the letter to a penguin. The penguin has a whale for a professor. Thus begins a series of cute correspondence. We learn that while giraffes have necks, that is something that is harder to find on penguins and whales. Also, if you try to dress up like a friend you've never seen before, you will probably not get very close to looking like them.
It's a cute story with some cute illustrations. The letters in the book really feel like they could have been written by children. The lesson of reaching out to others, even those who are different from ourselves, is a beautiful one. Penguin and giraffe are very unlikely friends, but it just feels like it is meant to be in this story.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Gecko Press, Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC., and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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