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A Giraffe and a Half Hardcover – 18 February 2014
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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. Originally published in 1964, this tale is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary by bringing back its original cover art!
About the Author
Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
- Publisher : Harpercollins; Reissue edition (18 February 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 48 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060256559
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060256555
- Reading age : 1 - 8 years
- Item Weight : 476 g
- Dimensions : 26.92 x 22.35 x 1.27 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
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- #13,679 in Children's Literature & Fiction (Books)
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Nonetheless, Giraffe and a half is a very beautiful and funny poem and the illustrations are lovely. I've never read it as a child, never heard of it before... so when I read it today for the very first time I got one big laugh at the end of it - not because of the story (which is also very funny) but because it's actually mathematical incorrect:
After the giraffe was streched another half, you would have a giraffe and a half. So far so good. You would have 1.5 giraffes
But then the giraffe shrank another half and you would once again have a giraffe, when infact the half of 1.5 of a giraffe would be 0.75 of the giraffe... so you would have less giraffe at the end of the story... although I think that is to be expected after all the trauma and hardship that poor giraffe went through. :-)
Delivery fast and condition new and crisp.