The Smartest Giant in Town
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
- A giant gives his clothes away to those who need them more than he does in this lovely story about helping others
- Repetitive text that is great to read aloud
- Colourful illustrations full of amusing details
Publisher: Macmillan Children's books
'With my son being autistic,...'
With my son being autistic, I worked really hard to instil reading as a pleasure, rather than a chore. He now loves anything by Julia Donaldson and can recite The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by heart.
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What families say
We love this book, my twins particularly enjoy the illustrations and identifying the different animals in the background. As well as the rhymes which recount the different people that have been helped by the giant. A favourite in our house!
Really good book loved reading it my son and he loved turning the pages with me.
i love reading this book and singing along with the giant's song, both my daughters and my nephew love this book i also bought a copy of this book for my nephew so he can enjoy it at home with his mum. fantastic book :)
My 3 yr old loves this book - as well as the books to read at bedtime, we have a Julia Donaldson CD we listen to in the car (preferable to nursery rhymes!). This is his favourite (even over the usual fave the Gruffalo) and he can quote it word for word! I'm looking forward to my 9m old being old enough to start enjoying it too. It has also spawned a common quote in our house "Cheer Up!"
Amazing book !! Lovely for all the family I love these authors
This is a fabulous story live reading it when it's asked for which is quite often. My three year old even now knows the rhyme which is great every time it comes up we play what's the missing word in the song and he knows instantly!
lovely rhymes. My 4 year old boy loves this and we read this at least once a week
Me and my oldest son like this book. It's a good way of learning how to be kind and to share.