June Book Club

I said a “Fee” and a “Fi” and a “Fo” and a “Fum” we’re about to review The Giant of Jum (by Elii Woollard and Benji Davies).

The Giant of Jum

About a month ago, Bear found a story in the Guardian telling her how to draw a Giant. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2015/may/27/how-to-draw-a-giant 

It turned out not only were the instructions easily followed, the illustrator had been part of the team who wrote this book.

We admit, both us read this one to ourselves and thought, well that was quite sweet, but maybe the rhymes are a bit clunky? The pictures are good though- we specially appreciated the dog who seems to be appearing in all kinds of strange places.

Then we had a dote to read to.  AND oh my, suddenly it makes sense- you read it like a giant would, so that when he talks about eating children, the little one’s shudder in fright.  (Well Lil’ D is quite the actress).  And when the little boy reveals his identity (won’t spoil it) there’s a moment when this could get dark.  It doesn’t, by the way…

Definitely a read out loud kind of book.

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