I delight in fun books for my kids. Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, was one of those.
Author Megumi Iwasa has done a wonderful job integrating words that are intelligent yet speak to a child’s mind. Reading along to my three-year-old son was very engaging, and even at his age, he could understand what was going on in the story.
My son was taken in by the storyline so much that he wanted to “read” it to me as well. He built on the giraffe’s story, using the pictures to guide him. It was a very pleasant reading experience for both my son and me.
The illustrations by Jun Takabatake were adorable and felt childlike. Images were simple, yet were so cute, and there were just enough of them to add to the story and keep my son’s interest as I read to him.
I would highly recommend Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, a story about a giraffe’s adventures to find a pen pal. Along the way, Giraffe found friends and acquaintances that made his boring life interesting and colorful.
This book would serve as a great read-along to young preschoolers (read little bits at a time, of course) and would be appropriate for second graders to read with help.
We thoroughly enjoyed Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, and I think your young readers would, too.
About the Author
Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked there until 1986. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing this book for review.