A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein (Hardcover)



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. 

Book Synopsis 

From Shel Silverstein, the New York Timesbestselling 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!

From the Back Cover 

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!

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