Author – Megumi Iwasa
Illustrated by – Jun Takabatake
Age – 5+
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 by pelican who has begun a delivery service. When Pelican finally returns, he tells Giraffe just how far the horizon is! But he does have a letter for Giraffe. Giraffe is so exited at receiving his first ever letter. It’s from someone called Penguin, and with Pelican’s help they soon become pen pals.
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.
Gecko Press have found another gem – this time from Japan. This is a simple, funny story about friendship from afar. Receiving letters and having a pen pal are a lost treat in our digital world. This story shows how fun it can be!
(Letter writing, Penpals, Friendship, Animals)