Today is Shel Silverstein's birth anniversary. He was such a talented writer who wrote such iconic books. In his honor I give you one of my favorite Shel Silverstein books.
A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein is one book that I always loved to read to children. It is a fun rhyming book that always has it's audience laughing with it's silliness. Shel Silverstein wrote so many fun books for kids that sometimes this book gets lost in the shuffle. ( I am also partial to giraffe's). I like it because it is the kind of story that builds and builds with repetition that is a great story for a group during story time. If your child love books like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie , which has a similar structure but id not quite as elaborate. They will love this wonderful classic picture book.