When Giants Come to Play by Andrea Beaty, Kevin Hawkes


When Giants Come to Play by Andrea Beaty, Kevin Hawkes

In this terrific, lyrical text from a talented newcomer, a little girl named Anna has unusual playmates; a family of giants who visit only on certain days. When the sun shines just so and the wind blows like this and that on its way to somewhere else. The unusual way the giants play familiar childhood games (they use beachballs for marbles and literally play dolls with Anna's sister), gives Kevin Hawkes, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and often on the Caldecott shortlist, great opportunities to play with scale and is the perfect platform for his quintessential larger-than-life characters. Kevin is the illustrator of numerous best-selling books, such as Weslandia (Candlewick) and Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny (Laura Geringer).

About the Author

Andrea Beaty is a talented newcomer with two books under contract at Abrams. She lives near Chicago.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: 3-8


Andrea Beaty, Kevin Hawkes
More books by Andrea Beaty, Kevin Hawkes


Publication date

25th August 2006



This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

Lovereading 4 schools