Friday 3 June 2022

The Smartest Giant in Town

 Authors: Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler

ISBN: 139781529072495

Hi Everyone

Today I have a special guest - one of my students who for privacy reasons I cannot give you her name but I can assure you she is a very hard worker who likes reading, writing and maths along with spending time colouring in.

What is this book about?

The Giant helps the animals and then the animals help him back by giving him presents which are lots of clothes.

Explain where the scene is set?

He is all over the place and he was in the town.

What happened that you enjoyed the most?

He helped all the animals and got stuff from the animals

Who were your favourite characters?

My favourite characters are the fox and the giraffe, the dog and the bunny. The illustrations match well with the characters.

What did you enjoy the most about this book?

He bought himself new clothes and he found some clothes including some sandals in a bag on the side of the road.

We also found this on Youtube.  Take a look, you can listen to the story here or purchase the book, it will be worth purchasing for your library.

Thanks to Youtube - Storyvison Studios UK


George is fed up with being scruffy. It's time for a new look and soon he's the smartest giant in town - that is until he bumps into some animals who need his help...  and his clothes!

Take a look at some early drawings of George and his friends by illustrator Alex Scheffler, and read all about how Julia Donaldson came up with the idea for the story in this special 20th anniversary edition of the bestselling classic.

Happy Reading

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