Yours Sincerely, Giraffe & Other Children’s Books You Must Read

My age might say I’m an adult, but I’m still a child at the heart. Especially when it comes to children’s books. Since I’ve started working again on my book The Girl Who Wanted to Catch a Cloud in a Marmalade Jar just three weeks ago, I’ve decided to buy a bunch of children’s books. I wanted to see what other authors are writing, what is popular, and what resonates with readers. Besides that, I’ve had a lot of laugh and fun reading these books and I want to share the books with you.

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

What happens when a bored Giraffe living in savanna meets a Pelican who has just stared postal service business? The Giraffe writes a letter and asks the Pelican to deliver it to the other side of the horizon. You can probably guess the other side of the horizon is far away. In fact, it happens to be at the South Pole. And so Giraffe’s letter gets delivered to a Penguin who becomes Giraffe’s pen-friend. Giraffe soon turns the letter exchange into an idea for a real meeting with the Penguin. He decides to get ready and fit in the clique of Penguins by making a Penguin costume but… it’s hard to imagine someone you’ve never seen.

The story by a Japanese author Megumi Iwasa is a refreshing read with many lines that will make you laugh. You can read the two of my most favourite pages of the book with an illustration by Jun Takabatake below. Last thing I have to say to you: you must read this book!

children's books: sincerely yours, giraffe
The funniest two pages of the book. Before you start reading: Professor is a whale. Penguin is his student.

A Tiger Tale

When Kate loses her granddad, her toy tiger Amos becomes the most important thing in her life. In fact, it turns into a real tiger that who is not just a good friend. He offers Kate a lot of comfort when she fights with her older sister or with her mom, who doesn’t seem to understand how much she misses her granddad.

Holly Webb has mastered writing a story that’s not just touching, but also deals with a rather sensitive topic: a loss of grandparents.

The Abominators

Four kids called Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy and Bob (who is actually a girl) are the Masters of Mischief. They love to cause trouble to their teachers and their classmates – and they do it really well. When a new boy appears in the school, the gang of four is in trouble. Not only he’s a total weirdo with aristocratic roots who’s father just lost everything, but he also wants to win their friendship and join the gang. The group of four decides to challenge him and they give him three impossible-to-pass tasks. The only problem is that they forgot who Cecil Trumpington-Potts is – not only he’s smart, but he has also nothing to lose, so that makes winning easy for him.

The author J.L. Smith has a lot of humour and knows how to use language very well, including a lot of made-up words that are original and funny. One of the children’s books I highly recommend.

Have you been reading any books? Which has been your favourite recently? Share in the comments!