Giraffe and a Half (Hardcover)

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Nonsensical rhyme that starts when a giraffe is stretched to the size of a giraffe and a half *Author: Silverstein, Shel *Publication Date: 1975/05/01 *Number of Pages: 46 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 10.75


Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780060256555
SKU 30003381
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0060256559
Release Date 5/1/1975
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Shel Silverstein
Although Shel Silverstein was a successful cartoonist, playwright, and singer/songwriter, he is probably best known for his children's books, which include several poetry collections as well as the classic picture book THE GIVING TREE. He began his career, however, when, as a member of the armed forces, he worked as a cartoonist for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes. When Silverstein ended his military career, he began cartooning for Playboy magazine, and his work for that publication resulted in several published collections of his cartoons, including PLAYBOY'S TEEVEE JEEBIES. As a playwright, Silverstein was a frequent collaborator of screenwriter/novelist/playwright David Mamet and together they wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film THINGS CHANGE. As a songwriter, Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue"--a song made famous by Johnny Cash. Silverstein's song "I'm Checkin' Out," which was performed by Meryl Streep in the 1991 film POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Silverstein was encouraged to create works for children by his friend, illustrator Tomi Ungerer. Silverstein's collections of children's poetry (which include WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS and A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC), feature short, humorous poems accompanied by his own black-and-white line drawings. They are often considered to be among the most popular works of poetry for children.
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Annotation Here are outrageous rhymes about a giraffe who accumulates such things as glue on his shoe and a bee on his knee--only to lose them again, one by one.
Editors Note Delightfully zany rhymes about a giraffe who accumulates some ridiculous things--like glue on his shoe and a bee on his knee--only to lose them again, one by one. "Infectiously funny . . . a good nonsensical text and illustrations".--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
Editors Note 2 If you had a giraffe| and he stretched another half …| you would have a giraffe and a half. And if you glued a rose| to the tip of his nose … And … if he put on a shoe| and then stepped in some glue … And if he used a chair| to comb his hair … And so it goes until … but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible. Shel Silverstein’s incomparable line drawings add to the hilarity of his wildly funny rhymes.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers

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