The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald DahlA short story about a Giraffe, Pelican and Monkey who open up a ladderless window cleaning company, who become friendly with a small boy called Billy. Its full of all the Dahlian humour and whimsy and nonsense, but like always it has a nice serious edge to it.
Very charming, though definitely not his best and quite unsubstantial in reality. In general, its written as well as all his others but I think the emphasis on the whimsy really helped this particular story, especially since it was more along the lines of almost-believable whimsy. Just a nice, delightful quick read for any child or adult, and Im sure any competent child could definitely handle it alone.
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The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
It is about a young boy, Billy, who meets a giraffe , pelican and monkey who work as window cleaners. Although the story is told in the first person by Billy, the word 'me' in the title refers to the monkey, who concludes every verse of his signature song with the phrase 'the giraffe and the pelly and me'. The story is told from the point of view of Billy, a young boy who has always dreamed of owning a sweet shop. His ambition is strengthened by the fact that there is an abandoned building named The Grubber, an old English word for a sweet shop, near where he lives. One day, he finds that the old building has been renovated and has become the head office for The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company.
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated . by Roald Dahl · Literature featuring anthropomorphic characters · Children's novels about animals · Jonathan Cape books · Fictional giraffes.
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The girafe and the pelly and me book review
We read The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me in one sitting, the pace, the humour and the originality of the story kept us turning the pages until the end. After introducing themselves to the Duke the animals start cleaning but then they discover that somebody is up to no good…. Suffice it to say that The Giraffe and the Pelly and The Monkey are handsomely rewarded for their part in the adventure as is Billy whose dream comes true at the end of the story. The Giraffe, the Pelican and the Monkey make a great window cleaning team! Roald Dahl has taken a familiar situation and added humorous twists and wonderful language to this story.