A giraffe and a half

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From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming picture book about a boy and his giraffe!

Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will leave every reader, young and old, laughing until the very end. Beloved for over fifty years, this classic captures Silverstein's signature humor and style.

If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half, you would have a giraffe and a half. But what happens if you glue a rose to the tip of his nose? Or if you used a chair to comb his hair? Join this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous journey that will charm readers from beginning to end.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

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Grouped Work ID 3409ecf5-306c-ca82-6a6e-c36fb6f7065a
Grouping Title giraffe and a half
Grouping Author silverstein shel
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-25 08:11:12AM
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subject_facet Giraffe -- Fiction, Giraffes -- Juvenile fiction, Stories in rhyme
title_display A giraffe and a half
title_full A giraffe and a half / by Shel Silverstein
title_short A giraffe and a half
topic_facet Giraffe, Giraffes, Stories in rhyme