A Giraffe and a Half

A Giraffe and a Half
A Book

by Shel Silverstein

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 1964-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780060256562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781400077670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana. In Tears of the Giraffe she tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the midst of resolving uncertainties, pondering her impending marriage to a good, kind man, Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, and the promotion of her talented secretary (a graduate of the Botswana Secretarial College, with a mark of 97 per cent), she also finds her family suddenly and unexpectedly increased by two.

Giraffe Reflections

Giraffe Reflections
A Book

by Dale Peterson

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2013-09-09
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0520956966
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most comprehensive book on giraffes to appear in the last fifty years, this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century. Dale Peterson’s text provides a natural and cultural history of the world’s tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on the giraffes’ place in our world, and argues for the stronger protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their elusive forest relatives, the okapis. Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative, the images document giraffes’ complex interactions with each other and their environment.

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
50th Anniversary Edition

by Shel Silverstein

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2014-02-18
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781481415934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A rhino makes the best kind of friend in this 50th Anniversary Edition of a cherished classic from Shel Silverstein. Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the lucky person who takes home this very, very unusual pet. This 50th Anniversary Edition features jacket art from the original 1964 edition, plus a commemorative anniversary sticker.

The Chalk Giraffe

The Chalk Giraffe
A Book

by Kirsty Paxton

  • Publisher : Capstone Editions
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1684460964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a little girl cannot satisfy the grumpy giraffe she has drawn on the pavement, he draws her into the picture so she can see for herself what is missing.

Every Thing on It

Every Thing on It
A Book

by Shel Silverstein

  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781846146220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Here it is - an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the mind of Shel Silverstein. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down. What's that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your heart.

Giraffe and Bird Together Again

Giraffe and Bird Together Again
A Book

by Rebecca Bender

  • Publisher : Pajama Press Inc.
  • Release : 2018-11-01
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1772780510
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bird lives for adventure. He wants to swoop, soar, and explore. Giraffe is perfectly happy right where he is, thank you very much. He never worries when Bird flits off for a while. But one afternoon his friend fails to return. Giraffe has a bad feeling that something has happened to Bird. Giraffe dreads the wide world full of tangly forests, craggy mountains, and mysterious plains. But he doesn't hesitate. If Bird is in trouble, then Giraffe will find and rescue him. Award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Bender pushes Giraffe and Bird to new heights of courage, ingenuity, and humour in Giraffe and Bird Together Again. The two unlikely companions are firmer in their friendship, but their antics are just as uproarious as ever. Readers of all ages will laugh and cheer as Giraffe and Bird discover just how far each will go for the other.

Giraffe Is Left Out

Giraffe Is Left Out
A Book

by Sue Graves

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1499480881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feeling bullied is a common concern among young people. Readers will discover constructive ways to deal with feeling left out and bullied as they explore what happens when both Giraffe and Leopard exclude each other. This relatable fictional story told through entertaining animal characters is meant to help readers discover healthy ways to handle their feelings. Bright illustrations provide a fun twist on a common character-building narrative. Questions for further discussion allow readers to process what they’ve learned and how it relates to their own lives.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems and Drawings

by Shel Silverstein

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 1974-11-20
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780060256678
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer … Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.

Tall Blondes

Tall Blondes
A Book About Giraffes

by Lynn Sherr

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 1997-08
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 9780836227697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the cultural history of the giraffe, includes ancient and contemporary descriptions, and studies the impact of giraffes on the human imagination

The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species

The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species
A Book

by Marianne Taylor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 026204448X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Souvenirs of the planet: Ten (and a half) life forms, each of which explains a key aspect of life on Earth. If an alien visitor were to collect ten souvenir life forms to represent life on earth, which would they be? This is the thought-provoking premise of Marianne Taylor's The Story of Life in 10 and a Half Species. Each life forms explains a key aspect about life on Earth. From the sponge that seems to be a plant but is really an animal to the almost extinct soft-shelled turtle deemed extremely unique and therefore extremely precious, these examples reveal how life itself is arranged across time and space, and how humanity increasingly dominates that vision. Taylor, a prolific science writer, considers the chemistry of a green plant and ponders the possibility of life beyond our world; investigates the virus in an attempt to determine what a life form is; and wonders if the human--"a distinct and very dominant species with an inevitably biased view of life"-- could evolve in a new direction. She tells us that the giraffe was one species, but is now four; that the dusky seaside sparrow may be revived through "re-evolution," or cloning; explains the significance of Darwin's finch to evolution; and much more. The "half" species is artificial intelligence. Itself an experiment to understand and model life, AI is central to our future--although from the alien visitor's standpoint, unlikely to inherit the earth in the long run.

The Nursery Rhyme Book

The Nursery Rhyme Book
A Book

by Andrew Lang

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1897
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nonsense Show

The Nonsense Show
A Book

by Eric Carle

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-02-07
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 0399176888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yes, there's something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book. But it's not a mistake - it's nonsense! Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes. Children readily accept odd statements like "the cow jumped over the moon" and "the dish ran away with the spoon." This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism. In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination. What's true? What's impossible? What's absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar,comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a lifetime of loving both words and art. Praise for The Nonsense Show

Giraffe Problems

Giraffe Problems
A Book

by Jory John

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 0593127722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"--

Abigail

Abigail
A Book

by Catherine Rayner

  • Publisher : Little Tiger Press
  • Release : 2014-07-07
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781848956469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra’s stripes and Cheetah’s spots, they just won’t sit still. It's hopeless! What will Abigail do? A beautiful book by award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner, full of gorgeous illustrations of Abigail the giraffe and her friends Cheetah and Zebra. Abigail is a perfect bedtime read with a stunning fold-out night sky ending. Shortlisted for the 2014 Kate Greenaway Medal! Catherine Rayner is the winner of the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for Harris Finds His Feet and illustrator and author of Solomon Crocodile and Augustus and his Smile.

Giraffe

Giraffe
A Book

by J. M. Ledgard

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-07-31
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9780143038962
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A novel based on a bizarre, real-life incident that took place in 1975 Czechoslovakia describes the destruction of the world's largest captive herd of giraffes at a zoo in a small Czech town, recounting the story of the giraffes from their capture in Africa to their apparently senseless slaughter by the secret police. A first novel. Reprint.

Does a Giraffe Ever Feel Small?

Does a Giraffe Ever Feel Small?
A Book

by Madeleine Dodge

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-03-12
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780692829837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Does A Giraffe Ever Feel Small is a heart-warming account of the animals found on the Africa savanna and the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make them who they are. It gives a glimpse into each of the animals' lives to uncover the secrets to loving yourself for what makes you different.

Laugh with Giraffe

Laugh with Giraffe
A Book

by IglooBooks

  • Publisher : Igloo Books
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9781838525590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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George the giraffe just loves to laugh and play! Join him for a silly jungle journey with all his friends in this fun and interactive puppet book.

The Photo Ark

The Photo Ark
One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

by Joel Sartore

  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1426217773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Loser

Loser
A Book

by Jerry Spinelli

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0061756822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.