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The Smartest Giant in Town

The gentle giant with a heart of gold.  A story told with the bouncing rhythm so typical of a picture book by Julia Donaldson.  The illustrations by Axel Scheffler are instantly recognisable and are the reason my children picked this one up.

George is keen to become smart in the physical sense of the word.  He buys himself some smart clothes, but slowly gives them away to the animals in need that he encounters on the way home. By the end, he may look scruffy, but he has proved himself to be smart in other ways and consequently rich in friendship.

The rhyme and rhythm typical of Julia Donaldson is all here, as is the delightful repetition which really appeals to younger listeners.  I have to say I struggle with the song bit, I think the term tone deaf may well apply to me - Madonna, I am not!!

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George wishes 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, stripy tie and shiny shoes, George is a new giant.

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978-0333963968

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The Smartest Giant in Town 2012-06-27 06:48:53 nabbu
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Reviewed by nabbu    June 27, 2012

Fun and entertaining

The repetitive rhyming text along with bold illustrations makes this a great read aloud book. A fun read with a beautiful message. We loved this book.

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The Smartest Giant in Town 2011-08-13 08:37:55 Laura Coleman
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Reviewed by lauracoleman1978    August 13, 2011
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Love this book!

we love Julia Donaldson in our house. This one is definitely one of the best. The sing song nature of the writing is so wonderful, especially as a be time story. It brings both my 4 year old and 6 year old together and transfixed. Such a sweet read,funny and touching. Highly recommend!

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The Smartest Giant in Town 2011-08-04 22:04:03 Kate Martin
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Reviewed by kermerter    August 05, 2011
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Beautiful

Simple story with a simple message. Another thumbs up For Julia and Axel.

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