While Charlie, Matilda and the Fox get most of the Roald Dahl love, the favorite in our home is without a doubt "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me."
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me tells the delightful and offbeat tale of The Ladderless Window Cleaning Company, which is at your service
A clever Giraffe, monkey and pelican use their natural, and magical, talents to form their own business and now all they need are some customers. Together with Billy, a small boy that becomes their business manager, they try to run a successful shop (their slogan is "The Ladderless Window Cleaning Company - Get your windows cleaned without a lot of dirty ladders leaning against your house.")
The Monkey sings:
Till it's shining like brass
And it sparkles like sun on the sea!
We will work for Your Grace
Till we're blue in the face,
The Giraffe and the Pelly and me!
LWCC's luck changes for the better when their first commission is to clean all 677 windows of Hampshire House which is owned by the richest man in all of England. The The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a quick read and equally entertaining for small children who can't read yet as it is for those who can. With the Giraffe's expanding neck, the Pelican's retractable beak used as a bucket and the quirky monkey with his rhymes this fun tale can be read in one to three bedtime evenings