A Giraffe and a Half

Hardcover | February 18, 2014

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

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A Giraffe and a Half is fifty! This special anniversary edition celebrates the milestone with vintage full-color jacket artwork. Shel Silverstein's riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe was published the same year as his famous tale The Giving Tree.

If you had a giraffe . . . and he stretched another half . . . you would have a giraffe and a half. And so it goes until . . . but that would be telling too much! Filled with Shel Silverstein's iconic line drawings and wildly funny rhymes, this book will keep children laughing up to the very end.

Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began the previous year, in 1963, with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. Then in 1964 Shel Silverstein's creativity flourished with the publication of Don't Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets The Big O, and Runny Babbit.

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What is a giraffe doing with glue on his shoe and a bee on his knee? Find out in Shel Silverstein's delightful A Giraffe and A Half. Infectiously funny, this book of zany rhymes about a giraffe who accumulates ridiculous things - only to lose them later - will captivate children as they turn its whimsically illustrated pages. A much-lo...

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A Giraffe and a Half is fifty! This special anniversary edition celebrates the milestone with vintage full-color jacket artwork. Shel Silverstein's riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe was published the same year as his famous tale The Giving Tree.If you had a giraffe . . . and he stretched another half . . . you wo...

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If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half . . . you would have a giraffe and a half. And if you glued a rose to the tip of his nose . . . And . . . if he put on a shoe and then stepped in some glue . . . And if he used a chair to comb his hair . . .And so it goes until . . . but that would be telling. Children will be kept in ...

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 10.5 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060256559

ISBN - 13:9780060256555

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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From Our Editors

What is a giraffe doing with glue on his shoe and a bee on his knee? Find out in Shel Silverstein's delightful A Giraffe and A Half. Infectiously funny, this book of zany rhymes about a giraffe who accumulates ridiculous things - only to lose them later - will captivate children as they turn its whimsically illustrated pages. A much-loved children's poet and illustrator, Silverstein is also the author of A Light In the Attic and Falling Up.

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"Infectiously funny . . . a good nonsensical text and illustrations." (C)