The Smartest Giant in Town. Written by Julia Donaldson

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George has always wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So one day, when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look. With smart trousers, a smart shirt, a stripy tie and shiny shoes, George is a new giant. But on his way home he meets all sorts of animals who desperately need his help ...and his clothes! Perfect for classroom use, this giant-sized edition includes activity ideas, and words and music for the Smartest Giant Song.

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Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most popular children's authors. She is perhaps best known for her work with Axel Scheffler, including the modern classic, THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7) and its award-winning sequel THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (978-1-4050-2046-6). Julia's latest picture book is TYRANNOSAURUS DRIP (978-1-4050-9000-1), illustrated by David Roberts. Julia's plays and songs are also deservedly popular, and she is always in demand for her brilliant events at schools and literary festivals. Axel Scheffler has enjoyed worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, which are published in over 30 countries. In addition to his hugely successful picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, for which their many awards include the Smarties Gold Prize and WH Smith Children's Book of the Year, his recent work for Macmillan includes MOTHER GOOSE'S BEDTIME RHYMES (978-0-230-01633-0).

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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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