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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743267265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743267267
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 1.2 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,348,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey has 17 degrees from 18 institutions of higher learning. She is a world-renowned and much-feared expert on just about everything. With her husband Benny, she has travelled the world many times over, and has learned about all aspects of life, including outer space and food, first-hand. She has written or will soon write 147 books. Benny is the husband of Dr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey, and enjoys putting on his socks. The Haggis-On-Whey's live everywhere. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A funny, entertaining book. I bought this for my flatmate's 20th birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it thoughout,
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great illustrations + witty writing make this a classic! 31 Aug. 2005
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This volume is stunning - its cover is beautiful, its many illustrations amazing concoctions, its words brilliantly funny. Why another review? No one mentioned the wicked nifty flash cards lurking in the back of the book - a very cool bonus! If you're like me & are addicted to pop-up books or anything interactive, then this is a definite selling point. Giraffes? Giraffes! is loads of fun & I've already bought copies for friends who need a laugh.

BTW, the gentle reader who gave this book a poor review obviously had her sense of humor surgically removed by a particularly vindictive incarnation of Dr. Christian Szell.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By WRITAH - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Do you like nonsequitors? Do you enjoy insanity? Are you comfortable living in a permanent state of confusion and/or Terre Haute, IN? Have you ever secretly been attracted to a giraffe? Are you wearing a yellow sweater?
You don't? You aren't? You haven't? Oh, well. Then fine, be that way.
But if you answered "yes" to any of the above, check out "Giraffes? Giraffes!" Good book!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The Queen Of Norway: Sworn Enemy Of All Giraffes! 5 Nov. 2005
By Robert I. Hedges - Published on
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Yes, it's true, the Queen of Norway is a sworn enemy of all giraffes, as are Gila monsters, millipedes, toucans, Lee Iacocca (and his nephews), and Matthew Perry. This educational book will teach you these facts and many more about giraffes. Did you know that giraffes are from Neptune and came to Earth on a conveyor belt? Did you know that if given the choice giraffes prefer to live in Terre Haute, Indiana? Did you know that giraffes control the world's supply of ice? You will discover these truths and much, much more in this book, written by noted giraffe scientists Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey.

This book is suitable for all ages, and even includes several useful flash cards in the back to help you study important giraffe facts. One of the most useful topics covered is the useful list of giraffe expressions, such as "I'm about to go High Renaissance on your toes," and "My pants are off, put the kettle on." There is even a chapter on the little known mortal enemies of giraffes, sea monsters from the deep, and illustrations of such epic battles as "The Clipper Ship Edward Rhys-Davis Battles the Humongous Sand Woman From Upper Volta," and "The Clipper Ship Tina Yothers Battles the Indescribably Inimitable and Big Driftwood Creature of the Bay of Bengali." These battles are illustrated with the monsters represented by plastic toys, while the Clipper Ships were fashioned out of fig-oriented treats for utmost realism.

This is a wonderfully entertaining and hilarious book, which I highly recommend to anyone with a sense of humor. If you want to know more about giraffes, I guarantee that this book will reveal things which you had never imagined.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Finally, the truth about giraffes 20 July 2004
By E. L. Schell - Published on
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Have you ever wondered about giraffes, I mean, really wondered about them? Obviously we were being fed a line in school, I mean come on! Here are the answers you have been waiting for. Great for kids and adults alike. If you can only own one giraffe-related reference book, this is the one.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
beware! too funny for the average joe 30 Oct. 2004
By Florence Basil - Published on
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When I first found this book, I sat in the store reading it and laughing so hard I cried for an hour. I gave it to my friend for her birthday and everyone we show it to becomes obsessed with it. It has information on everything about giraffes from their eating habits to their likes and dislikes to their hobbies to the different spot patterns to a timeline of giraffe history. It even comes with some really cool giraffe cards in the back. Next time you need a gift for your favorite comic or a laugh-fest for yourself, buy this book. I promise it will provide hours of hilarious entertainment.
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