Shhh! by Sally Grindley


Written by Sally Grindley

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Follow the leader in this tour of the giant’s castle but be sure you go tiptoe. The giant’s asleep and must not be woken at any cost…Cleverly viewed from many angles, this is a book that draws the reader right in and the only way to end the story is to shut the book tight and go to sleep! (4+)


Shhh! by Sally Grindley

Shhh! You are about to enter a giant's castle. Will you get through without waking the giant? Do you dare try? This is a story based on "Jack and the Beanstalk" but physically involving reader in narrative and adventure. Can you get through the book without waking up the scary giant? What will you do if he wakes up? Why shut the book of course!

About the Author

Sally Grindley

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published. She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards. Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

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34 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division

Publication date

17th June 1999




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