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BOOK REVIEW | May 17 | The Giant Jumperee

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.


This is great.  And in my humble opinion an instant classic with all the right ingredients.  And of course, this we should expect, because it comes from the magical pen of Julia Donaldson, author of classics such as The Gruffalo and Stick Man.



It tells the tale of a group of animal friends who are shouted at by a loud voice hiding inside Rabbit's burrow.  "I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm as scary as can be!"  But who CAN it be?  What if a Giant Jumperee?


Each animal asks a friend to help, and it is only Mummy Frog who has the courage to step up and ask the Giant Jumperee to come out of the burrow.


It would spoil the fun to tell you the ending, but suffice to say it's brilliant as expected.


This is sure to become as well-loved a tale as all of Julia Donaldson's other picture books.  And a mention also is needed for the illustrator - the wonderful Helen Oxenbury who beautifully illustrated We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen, and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, and has equally as beautifully illustrated The Giant jumperee.




[Thanks to the publishers Penguin Random House for sending me this book]

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