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Summary

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, a classic Roald Dahl story, brought to life in an audiobook reading by House star Hugh Laurie.

Billy dreams of turning a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But a giraffe, a pelly, and a monkey already live inside! Soon they are friends, and when they meet the richest man in England, Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true....

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Perfect

Ah, Hugh Laurie! He is just perfect for this story. His Duke of Hampshire is up there with his Bertie Wooster and Blackadder roles.

For those who don't know the tale, it is quite a short story but I managed to spin out reading it to my son for about a week of bedtime stories. As a "one-book monthly" subscriber I'm always after the most number of minutes I can get for my money. Roald Dahl is always worth making an exception for, especially when you're just introducing your child to his books.

We were all chuckling away in the car to this one, which is always good.

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Perfect for all ages

Played this for my 3 month old. Narration was excellent, story is fun and visual.

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Perfection

Classic Roald Dahl, loved by the whole family and Hugh Laurie’s narration is wonderful. Downloading another one immediately!

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Best book ever

It’s amazing it’s so exiting you should you try
I love the animals and foods

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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

Wonderful story, wonderful characters, wonderful narration. Kept my children entertained on a long car journey, what more could I ask!

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  • 15-07-21

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fantastic ! ^^

absolutely loved it, not only is this one of my favourites books by Roald Dahl but it is subliminated by the Hugh Laurie's fabulous voice.

in other words it's a perfect match and a pleasure for ears and a feast for the mind ^^

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Can’t go wrong with a classic!

I this is a classic book amazing my kids love this book. Hugh Laurie is an amazing narrator I recommend this!!!!

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wonderful

Beautifully read...and sung! Hugh Laurie is a joy to listen to as always, lovely story written and performed by two an excellent storytellers.

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great story

im 9 and I love the bit where the monkey dances and the boy dances back and the bit where they're cleaning windows and the man shouts that the giraffe can't reach the high windows...when he can!

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  • 04-11-18

grwat performance by narrator to a classic Dahl.

great work to keep my gang mesmerised for the hour. feel thet 1credit for an hour of entertainment is not good value for money

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  • 20-07-16

Hugh Laurie is awesome

I am amazed by Hugh Laurie's narration of this book. Brilliantly done! My kids loved it.

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  • 15-03-21

Superb...excellent rendering by the narrator

loved it from start to finish....all the characters along with the voices were perfectly rendered...without distraction from the main story...
my daughters 9.5 years and 7years loved it a lot...