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By Shel Silverstein

From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling writer of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming photo booklet a few boy and his giraffe!

Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will go away each reader, old and young, guffawing till the very finish. cherished for over fifty years, this vintage captures Silverstein’s signature humor and style.

If you had a giraffe and he stretched one other part, you are going to have a giraffe and a half. yet what occurs when you glue a rose to the top of his nostril? Or if you happen to used a chair to brush his hair? sign up for this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous trip that might allure readers from commencing to finish.

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