The Giant Jumperee

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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LoveReading View on The Giant Jumperee

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

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Grandapa Green by Lane Smith

I'm Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies

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Silver by Walter de la Mare

The Giant Jumperee Synopsis

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?

The Giant Jumperee 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.'

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241330203
Publication date: 20/09/2018
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141363820
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141363820
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Other Categories: Books of the Year, Reviewed by Children

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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