A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein

A Giraffe and a Half

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

Hardcover | February 18, 2014

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From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe!

Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will leave every reader, young and old, laughing until the very end. Beloved for over fifty years, this classic captures Silverstein’s signature humor and style.

If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half, you would have a giraffe and a half. But what happens if you glue a rose to the tip of his nose? Or if you used a chair to comb his hair? Join this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous journey that will charm readers from beginning to end.

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About The Author

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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Title:A Giraffe and a HalfFormat: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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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)