The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
Publisher: Gecko Press
Giraffe, who lives on the African savanna, is bored and lonely so decides to send a letter to an unknown animal on the other side of the horizon. The letter ends up with an inquisitive penguin who is studying at Whale Point School, almost completely surrounded by sea.
Being naturally curious, Penguin replies to Giraffe's letter and so the two begin a correspondence that intrigues them both, as they each try to imagine the life of the other.
By turns touching, funny and thought-provoking, this simple storybook for newly independent readers celebrates the dying art of letter-writing. Witty pen and ink illustrations accentuate the humour and highlight the difficulty of trying to picture people, things and environments you have never actually seen.