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Giraffe And The Pelly And Me, The [Paperback]

Roald Dahl
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Aug. 27 2013
"A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). The giraffe, the pelican and the agile monkey set out to prove that they are the best window-cleaning company around. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total sales are over 100 million worldwide! Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. His first drawings were published in Punch when he was sixteen. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Besides being an illustrator he taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art and in 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate! Six years later he was awarded a CBE for services to children's literature and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours - which means his full title is Sir Quentin Blake, although we can still all go on calling him Quentin as usual.

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From Publishers Weekly

The masters of wackiness dish up a giant portion of literary and artistic wit in this saga of T the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. Ages 7-10.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4--Richard E. Grant reads Roald Dahl's story (Puffin, pap. 2002) in an animated and pleasant voice perfectly suited for the telling, including the requisite British dialect. One day looking for his favorite sweet shop, young Billy happens upon the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company comprised of the giraffe, the pelican (Pelly), and the monkey. The giraffe, with an extending neck, can reach all of the high places, the pelican can hold the soap and water in his bucket-sized beak, the monkey does all of the washing, and Billy becomes their manager. Their first customer proves to be a great challenge. They are hired to clean all 677 windows of Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England. Of course, there are many adventures along the way. The brevity of this story makes it especially useful for beginning as well as reluctant readers. This audiobook is certain to be a hit at public and school libraries.--Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Book is Great June 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book" The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" was an exciting one. In my opinion it was funny and it had a lot of things going on in it.
The story is about a young boy who wants to own an old grubber shop, which is another word for candy store. The grubber shop was sold to The Ladderless Window Cleaning Company, which are a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey. The boy made friends with The Ladderless Window cleaning Company group and was invited to join the compnay as their business manager. The company gets a job washing the Duke's palace windows. While cleaning the windows they see a robber with a pistol on the third floor. They stop him from stealing some jewels and had him arrested. The Duke gave each of them a rich reward of the one thing each had always wanted.
I would recommend this book to other fourth graders and younger readers too' because it makes you feel nice. The author gives good details and has a magical feel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PELLY AND ME is FUNNY! Feb. 25 2000
Format:Paperback
"My dimonds are over the ocean,
My dimonds are over the sea,
Oh, bring back, bring back, bring back my dimonds to me, to me!
Oh, bring back, bring back, bring back my dimonds to me, to me!
Oh, bring back, bring back, bring back my dimonds to me to me! Bring back my dimonds to me!"
And that's excatly what the giraffe, the pelly, and Billy do--and they have a lot of funny adventures before, during, and after doing it!
THE GIRAFFE, THE PELLY, AND ME is a lightly magical, mildly illsustrated, ROLL-OVER-LAUGHING kind of book. Dahl's comedy is the funniest it has ever been; the very reason I gave it five stars.... Dahl's best!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Delight! June 10 2004
Format:Paperback
I have been a Ronald Dahl fan since I was a kid. As a child, I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel. I recently discovered The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me.
It is pure delight! The characters, and plot are fun and unexpected. It is full of humor and surprises. Good and silly to the very last page. My children loved it.
As a mom, I love that Ronald Dahl does not 'talk down' to children in his books. The vocabulary is rich and flows beautifully.
Fun for any age, I recommend it especially for a family read aloud.
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Format:Paperback
A boy wanted the old grubber to be a candy shop. When the Ladderless Window Washing comp.moved there, they clean the Duke's windows,the giraffe finds a burgler and the pelly catches him.
The Duke was grateful. He gave the monkey a lifetime supply of walnuts. For the pelly, a lifetime supply of salmon. For the giraffe the Duke gave her a ceartian type leaves.
For the boy he made the grubber the best candyshop in the world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not typical Dahl, but that's not a bad thing Oct. 4 2000
Format:Paperback
Bizarrely, for a Dahl story, there are no grisly deaths, no giant bugs and no magic. A giraffe, a pelican and a monkey open a ladderless window cleaning company, and eventually a young boy gets to open his own candy store. A great big oversized book (mine is, the new one's not), full of terrific drawings and much fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, imaginative and fun! Sept. 28 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book, because it introduces collaboration, hard work and the importances of honesty and friendship. The characters are fun and easy for a toddler to understand.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Nov. 15 2008
By Sam TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio Cassette
Giraffe And The Pelly And Me by Roald Dahl is a short novel aimed for a younger audience who will enjoy it more. It teaches a good lesson that a good deed will be rewarded.

It is about a man who observes a house that used to be a sweetshop, but is now home to a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey that run their own window cleaning business. The characters are well behaved, which I hope will rub off on the younger readers.
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