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Bigger and Better

Written by Kaye Umansky

Illustrated by Ben Whitehouse

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

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Interest Age 8-11 Reading Age 8  Characters don’t come bigger or better than Vi, the star of this fabulously funny new story by the inimitable Kaye Umansky. Vi is wife of that giant at the top of the beanstalk, but her account of the events of the fairy tale is rather different to the one we’re used to.  Vi is cheerful about it all, but reading between the lines we can tell just how fed up she is with her lazy husband and snobby sister-in-law (always laughing at Vi’s thimble collection). Vi loves little things you see, which is why she’s so nice to the thoroughly undeserving Jack. She’s revised her opinion by the end however, proudly proclaiming, ‘Big is better! Buy that outsize sweater!’ A perfect piece of comic storytelling with real emotion and observation slipped in among the humour. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Bigger and Better Synopsis

Vi the Giantess loves little things - her thimble collection is almost out of control. So when a little chap called Jack pops up in her kitchen, her giant heart melts right away. But this Jack is a regular Jack-the-lad, intent on carrying off Vi's husband's treasures and keeping them for himself. Can Vi fight off her instincts and challenge the interloper? (With extra song lyrics).

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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ISBN: 9781781125588
Publication date: 15/04/2016
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125588
Publication date: 15th April 2016
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Ben Whitehouse
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a truly funny writer. Her classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. She writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling.   Awards Kaye has collectedNottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The YearTES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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