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3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  50 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
When Ben loses his cuddly friend Raf, he is inconsolable. A few days later, Ben receives a postcard-from Raf. Each week, Ben receives a new postcard from Raf detailing Raf's journeys through Africa. Will the two be reconnected soon?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Lemniscaat USA
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Jan 28, 2011 Nielson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Ben and his stuffed animal giraffe, Raf, are inseparable...that is until Raf comes up missing! Raf is nowhere to be found but when Ben checks the mailbox, SURPRISE! Raf has been found...but he is in Africa! Postcard after postcard arrives from Raf, documenting his adventures in Africa...but will he make it home in time for Ben's birthday? Fabulous illustrations to go along with a cute story. Kids will love the postcard formatting of the text.
Mar 04, 2010 Treasure rated it it was ok
Raf the giraffe and his owner Ben go everywhere together, until one day the very worn and dirty Raf disappears. Ben receives postcards from Raf's trip to Africa, and then a new and improved Raf appears for Ben's birthday. Cute, but kids may miss the joke or parents may not want to even start down the road of what to do with old favorite toys with them.
Apr 15, 2012 Irina rated it liked it
Shelves: traveling
This book is about a boy's toy giraffe that gets lost, and then the boy receives post cards from his giraffe who is in Africa. This book can be used when talking about traveling as well as when talking about writing letters/ postcards.
May 22, 2014 Andrea rated it it was amazing
RAF is about a boy, Ben's toy giraffe that goes missing. One day, Ben receives postcards from Raf telling Ben all about his great adventures.
This book is full of gorgeous, vivid pictures that captivate and a simple story that my little one loves to listen to as I read it.
Tina Bartholoma
Dec 10, 2009 Tina Bartholoma rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
giraffe, stuffed animals, comfort object, Africa, traveling, post cards
Nov 19, 2009 Tricia rated it really liked it
Ben's stuffed giraffe goes on a journey and sends postcards along the way. Illustrations make the book.
Samantha Hastings
Nov 19, 2009 Samantha Hastings rated it really liked it
What a fun idea! I want to send post cards and pictures to my son from a stuffed animal.
Wonderful pictures! But the story had a few holes for me. How did Raf end up in Africa? Who knew to bring him back? Nice idea, wish it were more.
Jan 26, 2010 Karen rated it did not like it
i like the story line but it could have been executed better
Nov 13, 2009 Valerie rated it liked it
Shelves: lap-reads
Travels of a stuffed animal - great lapread
Feb 09, 2016 Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: work-read
Cute, but not my favorite.
Jan 11, 2010 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A giraffe toy travels the world and sends postcards to its owner. He comes back much changed.
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Apr 10, 2012 Sarah Coggins rated it liked it
Shelves: library, dylan
Cute book about the adventures of a child's loved stuffed giraffe.
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Anke de Vries is a Dutch writer. She has written over 30 books and has received several prizes.

After she finished her schooling in Ede she traveled around the world. During these travels she met her French husband, Laurent Félix-Faure. He noticed she was good at writing and encouraged her to take a class in creative writing. This resulted in her first book in 1972.

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