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The Spiffiest Giant in Town

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Publisher Comments:

When George the giant spies a shop full of wonderful clothes, he decides to treat himself to a new outfit. He puts on his new shirt, pants, shoes, and tie, and is immediately transformed from the scruffiest giant in town to the spiffiest giant in town. But on his way home, George runs into various animals who need his help. And little by little, George finds himself giving away all his new purchases.

From the creators of Room on the Broom, this is a lively tale that reminds readers that sometimes it's what's inside a person-or a giant-that matters most.

Review:

"Like Donaldson and Scheffler's previous collaborations (The Gruffalo; Room on the Broom), this humorous story makes a first-rate read-aloud. Scheffler's vibrant, almost radiant illustrations conjure up giants, people and animals who inhabit a sort of fairy-tale British village — a place where it seems normal for a giant named George to wear monastic-style sandals on his hairy legs and a patched, yellowing gown. And when George emerges from a new tailor's shop in sartorial splendor, with his hair slicked back and his pants creased, he gradually gives away each article of his new clothing to a series of creatures in need — and reverts to his scruffy style. Donaldson's rhyme is both catchy and cumulative: 'My tie is a scarf for a cold giraffe,/ My shirt's on a boat as a sail for a goat,/ But look me up and down — / I'm the spiffiest giant in town!' A mouse's-eye view of the giant foreshadows the article of clothing that will serve as the mice's new home, and children will especially enjoy the picture of George forlornly sitting on the curb in undershirt and red-and-white polka-dotted boxers. The book's joie de vivre and the characters' droll camaraderie will almost certainly prove infectious. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the popular creators of "The Gruffalo" and "Room on the Broom" comes a fun-filled read-aloud which reminds readers that having a giant-sized heart is even more rewarding than being giantly spiffy. Full color.

Synopsis:

On the way home from the clothing store, George meets animals who could really use his new clothes.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142402757
Author:
Scheffler, Axel
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Scheffler, Axel
Author:
Do
Author:
naldson, Julia
Author:
Scheffler, Axel
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Values and Virtues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Coloring/connect-the-dot book
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.70x8.24x.17 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142402757 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like Donaldson and Scheffler's previous collaborations (The Gruffalo; Room on the Broom), this humorous story makes a first-rate read-aloud. Scheffler's vibrant, almost radiant illustrations conjure up giants, people and animals who inhabit a sort of fairy-tale British village — a place where it seems normal for a giant named George to wear monastic-style sandals on his hairy legs and a patched, yellowing gown. And when George emerges from a new tailor's shop in sartorial splendor, with his hair slicked back and his pants creased, he gradually gives away each article of his new clothing to a series of creatures in need — and reverts to his scruffy style. Donaldson's rhyme is both catchy and cumulative: 'My tie is a scarf for a cold giraffe,/ My shirt's on a boat as a sail for a goat,/ But look me up and down — / I'm the spiffiest giant in town!' A mouse's-eye view of the giant foreshadows the article of clothing that will serve as the mice's new home, and children will especially enjoy the picture of George forlornly sitting on the curb in undershirt and red-and-white polka-dotted boxers. The book's joie de vivre and the characters' droll camaraderie will almost certainly prove infectious. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the popular creators of "The Gruffalo" and "Room on the Broom" comes a fun-filled read-aloud which reminds readers that having a giant-sized heart is even more rewarding than being giantly spiffy. Full color.

"Synopsis" by , On the way home from the clothing store, George meets animals who could really use his new clothes.
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