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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.
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
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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.Published 22 months ago by Fabricio
As always, Dahl creates a wonderful picturesque story, with the help of the always amusing illustrator Quentin Blake, that lets the dreams of every small boy or girl come to life!Published on Aug. 11 2000
This is a very good book to read on a day when you have just a little time to do anything. Its a very short, funny book. I love Roald Dahl!Published on July 9 1999
This book was very funny and interesting. The ladderless window cleaning co. was a very good idea. Enjoy the book!Published on June 9 1999