Book Reviews of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Author: Roald Dahl
ISBN-13: 9780140370096
ISBN-10: 0140370099
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 80
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read many of Roald Dahl's books and enjoyed them all. I picked up a clearance bundle of Dahl's books so I could read them to my son and this book was in there. I have never even heard of this book. It is just a slip of a novel; around 70 pags or so. It was a cute little read and enjoyable. Nothing outstanding, but a fun read all the same and short enough to keep the attention of a younger child than most of his stories are aimed at.

A little boy lives next to an old shut-down building that used to be a candy shop. Then one day he sees that the building has been cleaned up and now has a sign on it "Ladderless Window Cleaning Company". The cleaning company consists of a pelican, a monkey, and a giraffe. And the little boy is whisked away on a window cleaning adventure that in the end makes all his dreams come true.

This was a cute, short novel. Appropriate for very young children; I think even a 3 or 4 year old would be able to follow it and enjoy it. The pictures are black and white sketches and enduring in their own way. It makes a nice addition to my collection of Dahl books.
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pretty good reading
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When Billy joins The Ladderless Window-Cleaning company, he's in for the time of his life! What else could a Giraffe with an extending neck, a Pelican with a bucket-sized beak, a dancing Monkey, and Billy, a boy with a dream, be but The Laderless Window-Cleaning Company? When this amazing group is invited to try and clean all 677 windows belonging to His Grace The Duke of Hampshire, it is no wonder that they have the most incredible adventures!
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My 7 year old loved this book, and I enjoyed it as I read it to her. The ending is so cool-I love the way Dahl mentioned the Wonka factory in this book!
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From the renowned author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes this neat little tale about a window cleaning crew consisting of a giraffe, a pelican, a monkey, and a boy named Billy. As quirky and delightful and Dahl's other books.
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When Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, he's in for the time of his life! What else could a giraffe with an extending neck, a Pelican with a bucket-sized beak, a dancing Monkey, and Billy, a boy with a dream, be but The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company? When this amazing group is invited to try and clean all 677 windows belonging to His Grace the Duke of Hampshire, it is no wonder that they have the most incredible adventures!
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stays true to roald dahl's writing style. a good choice for children who are not quite to the level of, say, 'the BFG' or 'the witches'.
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I have read many of Roald Dahl's books and enjoyed them all. I picked up a clearance bundle of Dahl's books so I could read them to my son and this book was in there. I have never even heard of this book. It is just a slip of a novel; around 70 pags or so. It was a cute little read and enjoyable. Nothing outstanding, but a fun read all the same and short enough to keep the attention of a younger child than most of his stories are aimed at.

A little boy lives next to an old shut-down building that used to be a candy shop. Then one day he sees that the building has been cleaned up and now has a sign on it "Ladderless Window Cleaning Company". The cleaning company consists of a pelican, a monkey, and a giraffe. And the little boy is whisked away on a window cleaning adventure that in the end makes all his dreams come true.

This was a cute, short novel. Appropriate for very young children; I think even a 3 or 4 year old would be able to follow it and enjoy it. The pictures are black and white sketches and enduring in their own way. It makes a nice addition to my collection of Dahl books.
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Who needs a ladder when you've got a giraffe with an extending neck? The Ladderlless window cleaning company doesn't. This book is very entertaining.