Reader Reviewed The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson

The Giant Jumperee

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | April 2017 MEGA Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 |
Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury bring the very best of their award-winning The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt respectively to this glorious new picture book which will remind readers of both. When Rabbit hears a loud voice coming from right inside his burrow he is terrified. What terrible kind of creature could the Giant Jumperee who is hiding in there possibly be? Rabbit’s friends Cat, Bear and Elephant all come to help but are they brave enough or clever enough to discover just who the Giant Jumperee is? ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for April 2017

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Reader Reviews

Young children love to read and share books so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Priya Dhoot, age 3 - 'This latest book of Julia Donaldson does not disappoint. The illustrations are first class, anything Helen Oxenbury pens is awesome.'
  • Abigail Collings, age 4 - 'I liked this book - we all kept on saying "I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm as scary as can be!'
  • Abigail's mum - 'My girls all loved it (aged 6, 4 and 2) and it had great repeatability in our house!'
  • Asrah Khan, age 5 - 'My new favourite book, I liked looking at the beautiful pictures and reading the rhyming word with my mummy.'
  • Abidah & Amatullah Khatun, age 18 months & 6 years - 'We were expecting the Giant Jumperee to be big and scary like the Gruffalo but were pleasantly surprised!'
  • Elissa Watkin, age 4 - 'Another great story from the amazing children’s author Julia Donaldson...This book is great for a bed time read and encourages young readers to have a go at reading along.'
  • George Haine, age 4 - 'This is a happy book and I like the pictures.'
  • Lyra, age 5 - 'I liked it as the animal at the end was funny!..I loved the pictures of the animals faces.'


The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson

Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE!

When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flee He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree! But who is the Giant Jumperee?

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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Book Info


32 pages


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2017




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