By Shel Silverstein
From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming photograph publication a couple of boy and his giraffe!
Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will go away each reader, old and young, giggling till the very finish. loved 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'll have a giraffe and a half. yet what occurs if you happen to glue a rose to the end of his nostril? Or if you happen to used a chair to sweep his hair? sign up for this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous trip that would allure readers from commencing to finish.
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An eager hour of boiling passed, And puzzled that no carcass change Seemed visible, I asked Will when he thought The duck stew would be done. ” Shooting that duck can’t be my worst sin If I made a list, and yet somehow It represents a vague, pervasive guilt 34 For causing what seems needless harm— Harm partly driven by intent, But even more by thoughtlessness. It’s not just the necessity to eat; I fear that it’s not possible to live According to the choice to do no harm. I wonder how much else I’ve hidden from you all these years The fear of doing something really wrong— A fear that circles me like a blue haze Half-hidden even from myself, A trick evasion of some darker thought, Although in making this confession As you asked, I doubt that Will could be convinced Confessed remorse can melt a stone.
23 E L E VAT I O N Here at this elevation, I see daffodils, Yellow and white, in sunlight and in shade, Now blooming as their nature wills, Choosing to be exactly as they’re made To be in their own rooted hearts. But down let’s guess four thousand feet below, They’re withered and dried up, with just bare parts Of rigid stalks remaining. Fresh bright snow Glows high up on the mountain peaks, so I can hold All seasons for a moment in my mind, From ruddy April buds to harvest gold— As if eternity cannot be hard to ﬁnd Right where I am, right here before my eyes.
He too is wet, his wilder hair Aslant across one eye, and the observer thinks That he might be the ﬁrst man’s son. The watcher feels relief, And so, to my surprise, do I Just as a sudden wind excites the leaves, When her white arms embrace and hold The younger man, her ﬁngers spread Around his ears, her eyes squeezed shut So that she doesn’t see the older man Retreat into the shade beyond the scene. But this is wrong—the watcher’s got it wrong: The younger man is not the elder’s son, Who as all stories go must win the girl; He is the youth the older man once was.
A Giraffe and A Half by Shel Silverstein