It’s no secret that I loved Roald Dahl as a kid. His books for children are witty and entertaining.
So I read The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me for nostalgia’s sake. It is the story of a little boy named Billy who walks past an abandoned building wishing that it would be re-opened as a candy store. When he returns the next day he is met with an unlikely trio of singing and rhyming window washers: the giraffe is the ladder, the pelican holds the wash water, and the monkey washes the windows. The window washers immediately invite Billy to join the crew but before they can begin to solicit clients an invitation arrives from The Duke of Hampshire, “the richest man in England” to clean over 600 windows. So they get to work.