“The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me” by Roald Dahl
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Summary from Amazon:
When Billy joins the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, he gets a lot more than a new job. First he makes three new friends, then it’s time to get to work cleaning all 677 windows of the Duke of Hampshire’s house. The Duke is not only the most wealthy man in the country, he’s also the most generous. Can he make Billy’s lifelong dream come true?
Yet another sort and sweet story from Dahl. I’m surprised to say I didn’t mind the songs in this book. Normally I skim or skip over the songs in Dahl’s books. They tend to be long and annoying. There’s usually quite a bit of them too. There were just a few in this book and they were a bit cute.
This is really like a step above picture books. It’s really short and not a whole lot of story. There’s nothing wrong with that though. It makes for a very quick read. I was a bit surprised at the how ‘cheerful’ this book was. Normally Dahl’s books have a bit of a dark side. This was nice and upbeat. No horrible adults in sight!
The bottom line? It was fine.
This book was read as part of my Roald Dahl challenge.