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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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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl (1985)

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The final Roald Dahl chapter book I read to my children, amusing and sweet but not much more. ( )
  nosajeel | Jun 21, 2014 |
Another Dahl book down! This is a fun book, heavy on illustrations, and, as I remember it, rhyme. It's one of those books where everything goes right, pretty much all the time ... expect for the incident with the robber and the pelican's beak, that was actually fairly concerning. So maybe don't read this to kids under, say, 7 or 8. ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
Another great little read by the masterful storyteller Dahl. Billy's biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house, "The Grubber" into a wonderful sweet shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelican and a monkey living inside - they're the Ladderless Window Cleaners LWCC! Who need ladders when you've got a giraffe? They become best friends and when they meet the richest man in all England the Duke of Hampshire, there's a chance Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true... If you like Dahl then you'll like this story. I especially liked the rhymes throughout as I felt that they animated the story. Great use of dancing language especially the names of the sweets and what they would taste like. ( )
  rata | Aug 9, 2013 |
This is a whimsical tale of a window cleaner who uses a giraffe instead of a ladder. This book encourages ingenuity and imagination amongst young children and they will respond to it very well. Roald Dahl creates wonderful personalities in the animals in this book and his character development is strong
  Lizziep | Apr 27, 2013 |
I don't know about anyone else, but the older I get the more I find that books aimed at "grown-ups" have a distressing lack of giraffes with extending necks and pelicans with retracting beaks that clean windows and sing silly songs with a monkey. Grown older? Certainly. Grown wiser? Possibly. Grown up? No thank you. Not if it means missing out on learning the types of sweets you might sell in a sweet shop in a world where Willy Wonka is only one of many sweet-makers - what better antidote is there to work and worries than silly songs and giggles? ( )
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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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