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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (Picture Puffin) Paperback – Illustrated, 26 Mar 1987

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (26 Mar. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140505660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140505665
  • Product Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,252,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake classic" (Junior) --This text refers to the Flexibound edition.

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Classic Dahl in an enticing, collectable new format. --This text refers to the Flexibound edition.

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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. Read the first page
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 23 Jun. 2010
Format: Paperback
I liked it alot because it made me laugh out loud. There's an abandoned house. There's animal window cleaners who wash the windows. Keep reading this book and you will find out the characters adventures. Beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake this is a brilliant book because I couldn't put it down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sunny Daze on 25 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback
I am going through the Roald Dahl collection with our youngest, and we've just finished this one. Having previously read the BFG, we were in need of some light relief, and found it in this short but entertaining tale.

Its the story of a boy and his new found, window-cleaning animal friends. Its a delightful, charming tale, which will be a joy to read for young and old readers alike.

It isn't broken up into chapters, however, if you split it up yourself into manageable chunks there is about 5 nights of bedtime reading to be had, depending on your reading speed.

Best of all, no kiddies get eaten by giants.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Miss syed on 17 Sept. 2007
Format: Paperback
Maybe i live a sheltered life but this has to be one of the best kid's books ever written. I wonder whether Mr. Dahl was a madman or a genious. I got this for my 4 year old and as much as he enjoyed it, I think the real treat was for me the mum. This book must have passed me by when i was a child but I shall make sure I recommend it to all of my friends (and their children of course).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mehajabeen Farid on 12 Feb. 2008
Format: Paperback
Plot: When Billy finds an old shop for sale he decides to buy it. He thinks of making it into a sweet shop but instead he turns it into a window cleaners' shop because in it lives three animals - one tall, one with a big beak and one who can swing very well. The strange thing is he doesn't have a bucket, a ladder and someone to help him clean; oh no, he has a giraffe, a pelican and a monkey! Billy has some wacky adventures with three amazing animal pals (and some perplexing problems too)...

Amazing fact: Roald Dahl had always dreamed of having his very own sweet shop - just like Billy in this story.

Rating and recommendation: 7/ 10; to all Roald Dahl fans.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Nov. 2001
Format: Paperback
Personly i loved this book it was full of thrills i found it helariously funny and rather smart.This has to be one of my faverout books ever. My faverou charector has to bethe pelly he was the bucket and he cought a famous robber and he was also like a helecopter air lifting Gorge up.I espesially liked the end how the the geraffe got is speshale tree and the pelly got his faverout fish the monkey got his nuts and Gorge got his sweet shop.Ialso liked how he made the animals go together as a window cleaning company.It has een a while since i read this book but i shal lways remember it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J W VINE VOICE on 31 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
My 8-year old daughter is really into Roald Dahl at the moment after seeing Mr Fox at the cinema. She got a few books over Christmas, and bought a few more with her pocket money, this one included. I am really enjoying getting back into some of these books I read when I was younger. Dahl has a fabulous way of connecting with children with all his made-up words and images, and this book is no different.

Its quite a short story about a boy who makes friends with a giraffe, pelican and monkey who run their own window cleaning company out of a old building that used to be a sweet shop. Great story, and links to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with all the magical names of sweets at the end!

Great story. Quite short (around 70 easy reading pages), so really only two sittings for my daughter. However she loved it, as did I!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By contented parent on 8 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
This is the ideal book to read to your child at bed time, after you have read it to your children, I would advise you to buy the book on tape or cd format, because you will find that your children will ask for story to be read every night at bed time , they will drift off into the land of nod as they listen to this classic :-)
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan. 2000
Format: Paperback
My favourite book of all time has to be the Giraffe and the pelly and me. I first read it in year three. I think the funniest part is when the giraffe the pelican and the monkey are throwing household things out of the window and its all smashing on the concrete below. When I first read the book I belived the giraffes neck could really strech, the giraffe stretches his neck whilst window cleaning for the duke. I always dreamed of eating the sweets, from the grubber, Gumtwizzlers, Fizzwinkles, Frothblowers, Spitsizzlers, Tummyticklers, Gobwangles and Plushnuggets.
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