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The Chandeliers Hardcover – August 7, 2012

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PreS-Gr 1-The plot is a bit slim in this story about a family of performing giraffes. It opens with an introduction to the Chandeliers, outlining who they are and what they're known for, not unlike the brief descriptions of actors found in theater programs. Readers are then abruptly dropped into the story of their performance. It becomes clear a few pages into the story that one character who was not in the introduction keeps appearing-"Little Rufus Chandelier was not big enough to perform in the show..." but he ends up saving the day in every instance. Each spread consists of a few simple sentences stating what's happening in that particular scene. The illustrations are bright and colorful with the giraffes having specific characteristics, making them easily distinguishable from one another, but the spreads don't seem to connect together to form one coherent tale. There are far better books that tell children in a humorous and relatable way about being the youngest and finding one's own place in a vibrant family.-Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, ILα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


“There are humorous visual details in the bustling watercolor-and-line compositions…and children will enjoy searching for the tiny mouse wearing a giraffe costume in every scene.” ―Kirkus

“…a delightful turn on the theme of the quiet child who becomes a hero, and certain to be summoned for many encores.” ―Publishers Weekly


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374398984
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374398989
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,946,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is so unique and fun. The youngest giraffe does all the behind the scenes work during the grand performance of his elders. Not a book many have heard of but sure to become a favorite of the ages 2-8 crowd.
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