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De Giraffe, de Peli en Ik (original 1985; edition 1992)

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

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Title:De Giraffe, de Peli en Ik
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Quentin Blake
Info:Baarn De Fontein 1992
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This was delightful! I read it in one sitting but it would be fun to read out loud in a couple of sittings.

A very imaginary tale of a boy with a dream to own a sweet shop. He has had his eye on an old, abandoned building that was called the grubber—another name for a sweet shop.

One day he goes by and finds that someone has bought it and redone it inside and out. Surprisingly it turns out to be the Ladderless Window Washing Company, which is composed of a giraffe, a pelican and a monkey. From there the adventure takes off.

Along with a fun story there are some great words such as scrumptious-galumptious and flavoury-savoury, and rhyming verses along with the fun illustrations of Quentin Blake.

Enjoyable for all ages that like imaginary adventures! ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
A story about three economic migrants who come to England and set up their own business, making a success of it and integrating well into society. The ending is a celebration of foreign cuisine and how its importation can enrich our culture. ( )
  Lukerik | Jun 12, 2016 |
I just loved this story! I listened to it as well and Hugh Laurie was a wonderfully playful narrator! ( )
  pennylane78 | Jun 6, 2016 |
It’s difficult to review the shorter Dahl books without giving anything away as the blurb pretty much covers it. I enjoyed the story in this one, although for me it’s not as good as Esio Trot or George’s Marvellous Medicine. I haven’t read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yet, but some of the sweets mentioned in the film version are also mentioned in this book and (assuming they are actually in the book and not made up by Hollywood!) it’s nice to see that bit of continuity! ( )
  Bagpuss | Jan 17, 2016 |
A lovely children's tale about an unconventional firm of window cleaners! ( )
  nebula21 | Jun 15, 2015 |
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Not far from where I live there is a queer old empty wooden house standing all by itself on the side of the road.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141302283, Paperback)

When Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, he gets a lot more than a new job. First he makes three new friends, then it's time to get to work cleaning all 677 windows of the Duke of Hampshire's house. The Duke is not only the most wealthy man in the country, he's also the most generous. Can he make Billy's lifelong dream come true?

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A small boy with a desire to own a candy shop meets a window-washing team composed of a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey and together they go to work for the wealthy Duke of Hampshire, who makes all their dreams come true.

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