The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

The Smartest Giant in Town

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Children will love this funny and big-hearted tale. An absolute must for fans of picture books by the immensely talented duo of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

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The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes!

All children will love The Smartest Giant in Town, a funny and big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!

Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.


Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a combination made in heaven. * Independent on Sunday *

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.

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

21st April 2016




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