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Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy known as Jack! But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems...
An incredible rhyming text and a brilliant, big-hearted twist on a classic fairy tale, this book sees the launch of a major new picture book pairing: the uniquely talented author and poet, Elli Woollard, and award-winning illustrator, Benji Davies.
Also contains an important message for all: don't eat kids, eat cake!
|Title||:||The Giant of Jum|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
October 19, 2015
How is the story told?
The Giant of Jum uses poetry well through using a strong repetition in the giant's dialogue. The rhyming sequence of A,B,A,B is an easy and welcoming format too making it accessible and fun for younger readers.
How do the words and pictures work together?
Both the poetry and...
July 13, 2017
A great rhythmic, rhyming read, with fun, detailed illustrations. It's a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, with the giant helping children out on his way to catch and eat Jack, fee fi fo fums and all, promising to come back and eat them up. Thankfully the giant is persuaded not to eat Jack and...
May 16, 2015
This book was sent to me to review, I decided to take it into school to read to my class to get their opinion on it.
I originally thought that this maybe a little young for my year 3 class, but I shouldn't have been worried. They loved it!
They loved the language and the rhyme in the story and fo...
August 26, 2017
When a giant starts having hunger pains and begins craving something good to eat, he remembers hearing about a boy named Jack and a beanstalk and sets off in search of a delicious child snack. But when he encounters children, they disarm him with various tasks and their admiration of his size, wh...
December 15, 2017
Woollard, Elli. The Giant of Jum, PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt and Company, 2015. $17.99.
A grumpy giant is convinced that a good meal of children will fill him up quite nicely. So he goes on a search for a boy named Jack that his brother met on a beanstalk. He knows that if he finds him he can make...
October 19, 2017
Anyone has the ability to change, even child-devouring giants! A companion story to the original, this time its the giant's younger brother who is searching for Jack to have as a snack! He unknowingly befriends Jack and the other children and even goes so far as to help them save a cat, retrieve...
May 23, 2017
A fun re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk that sees the Giant change his ways when he learns that kindness leads to friendships (and cake!). This clever rhymes make this an entertaining read for adults and children alike. One of our K1 students brought this book in during our Stories Unit as a f...
August 01, 2017
SUPERB, fun and wonderfully illustrated retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. WELL DONE!!
July 27, 2017
Great read-aloud for 4-7 y/o.
May 11, 2017
Kids convince a giant not to eat them.
From advanced reader copy.