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I'm an African Giraffe

by Megumi Iwasa
illus. by Jun Takabatake

Ages 7 UP

A lonely giraffe in Africa writes a letter, which it asks a pelican to take to someone living "on the other side of the horizon". Presently the pelican brings a reply from a penguin. In the correspondence that follows the giraffe and the penguin discuss their differences and try to imagine what it would feel like to be the other.

22 x 16 cm, 102 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
First published June 2001
Rights sold: Germany, China, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia & Turkey