George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town ...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help -- and his clothes!
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Julia Donaldson's many books for Macmillan include the best-selling THE GRUFFALO, ROOM ON THE BROOM and MONKEY PUZZLE, all illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH, illustrated by Joel Stewart. Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals. Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 20 languages. He has enjoyed particular success in his picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, but is also the best-selling illustrator of the novelty books THE BEDTIME BEAR, THE CHRISTMAS BEAR and THE TICKLE BOOK.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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Descripción Macmillan Audio Books, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Axel Scheffler Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1405092378
Descripción Macmillan Audio Books. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1405092378 Special order direct from the distributor. Nº de ref. de la librería R9781405092371