- Paperback: 133 pages
- Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve (April 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871202999
- ISBN-13: 978-0871202994
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #632,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Teaching with the Brain in Mind
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The story is about a young boy who wants to own an old grubber shop, which is another word for candy store. The grubber shop was sold to The Ladderless Window Cleaning Company, which are a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey. The boy made friends with The Ladderless Window cleaning Company group and was invited to join the compnay as their business manager. The company gets a job washing the Duke's palace windows. While cleaning the windows they see a robber with a pistol on the third floor. They stop him from stealing some jewels and had him arrested. The Duke gave each of them a rich reward of the one thing each had always wanted.
I would recommend this book to other fourth graders and younger readers too' because it makes you feel nice. The author gives good details and has a magical feel.
Description from Scholastic:
Roald Dahl uses rich language and fantastic images to tell the tale of a young boy who is able to make his dream of running a candy shop come true. The adventure begins when the little boy teams up with the Giraffe and the Pelican to clean windows at the Ladderless Window Cleaning Company.
This simple plot explodes into an excitingly zany tale that makes readers laugh out loud while conveying a positive message. Dahl expresses this tale by interweaving poetry, charming illustrations and an engaging narrative voice to make this story enticing. Many young readers will recognize that each character serves a special purpose in the story. For example, the Giraffe becomes a main character because of his long neck and ability to reach and clean high windows.
A great read-aloud, this book is also a spectacular model to use with young, developing writers. Among other things, it is a terrific example of what poetry is and how poetry can be used to tell stories. The book closes with the words "No book ever ends when it's full of your friends, the Giraffe and the Pelly and Me." The last line invites young readers to imagine the wonders that lie within all books. This fun, fast-paced story is a fabulous choice, containing many valuable lessons.
My daughter Katelyn read this book. She thought the idea for the book was original and fun. She liked each of the characters. There were some pictures throughout the book to illustrate what the characters were doing.Read more ›
That said, this is not your standard Dahl. There is no grotesque or dark humor, no edge, no real villain, and no violence or subtle threat of mistreatment. This is a light and cheerful tale of a creative boy and the three animal pals who join him in a ladderless window washing enterprise and who have some surprising adventures.
So, while you shouldn't think of this as typical Dahl, it is perfectly pleasant and fun as a read to or read with for youngsters. A happy addition to any kid's library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the story, which I bought years ago for my children. But this was so snail, small black and white illustrations, really poorly printed. Read morePublished 8 months ago by May
The first non-magical, non-princess book that enthralled my daughter and caused her to laugh at every page. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jack Tan
This was my favorite Ronald Dahl book as a child. My daughter now has a copy and enjoyed it as well.Published 10 months ago by leeann
I was trying to read reviews about the book called The Giraffe and the pelly and me. Many of the reviews seem to be about a different book about teachers teaching based on how the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tammy Moore
My 10 yr old son loved this book.it had humor and thought lessons about teamwork.Published 12 months ago by Holly J. Maher
A rhyming tale that absolutely must be read aloud. A young boy comes up with the idea of re-opening an old candy shop, only to find that the space has been taken by three strange... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dione Basseri