Julia Donaldson The Smartest Giant in Town

ISBN 13: 9781405050500

The Smartest Giant in Town

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9781405050500: The Smartest Giant in Town

George didn't like being the scruffiest giant in town, so when he sees a new shop selling giant-size clothes he decides it's time to update his image. With smart trousers, a smart shirt, stripy tie and shiny shoes, George is a new giant. But on his way home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help...and his clothes! Now in sturdy board book format, all children will love this funny and warm-hearted tale.

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About the Author:

Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most successful picture book authors, whose titles regularly appear at the top of bestseller lists -- most notably, the acknowledged modern classic, The Gruffalo. Her other picture books in collaboration with Axel Scheffler include Room On The Broom, The Smartest Giant In Town and The Snail And The Whale - all available on CD Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 20 languages.

From Booklist:

PreS-Gr. 1. George, a giant, buys a spiffy new wardrobe to replace his worn, patched gown and sandals. Soon he strides through town and country, singing to himself and helping those he meets along the way. He gives his tie to a giraffe with a cold neck, one of his shoes to a mouse for a home, and his belt to help a dog who keeps sinking in a muddy bog. When his unbelted pants fall down (a sight that will provoke hoots and giggles from the story hour set), George realizes that he's cold. Once he finds his old clothes and his new friends again, he's warm both inside and out. George's song, which becomes longer each time he sings it, functions as a cumulative reflection of his good deeds and a rhythmic, rhyming break from the prose text. Children will find this an appealing tale, with especially nice art. Scheffler creates an unabashedly childlike, imaginary land where clothed animals, people, and giants peacefully coexist. Amusing details abound in the lively, colorful illustrations. Carolyn Phelan
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