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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Steven Pacey Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A funny tale of kindness and friendship, with a superb rhyming refrain for children to join in with, from the creators of The Gruffalo.

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! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen Barry | 2/12/2014

    " I think this is a good book for children to read, it teaches generousity and thinking of others before yourself. The story is centered around a kind hearted giant who has shabby clothes and wants to look smart. He manages to to buy a smart outfit and has seemingly achieved his goal. He then however begins to hand out his large clothes to people who are more needy of them than he. He realises that these are all material things and in the end is just as happy in his old clothes. He accumulates many friends along the way on the back of his generous behavior. I think this is a wonderful book with excellent detailed pictures. All three of my children love this book and it is one that I would highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sara Mooradian | 1/28/2014

    " I really look forward to reading this one... My kids love it and the ending is particularly sweet when his friends recognize the Giants good deeds done that day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kay | 1/27/2014

    " I think this is a very descriptive, well illustrated story. It portrays the gentle nature of this giant called George and how he helps others without any thought for himself. Having bought himself some new clothes he finds that there are animals, all with a greater need than him and he gives away his new items of clothing. They are used for a sail, a home and a sleeping bag. It includes descriptive adjectives. eg. smart shirt, wonderful scarf, magnificent sail etc. It also uses repetition and some rhyme. A brightly illustrated book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate Woodbury | 1/15/2014

    " Whilst this book follows the usual Julia Donaldson formula, it is always a great bed time story. My daughter knows the story off by heart and sings along happily as the Giant gives away his new clothes to all those he meets. It never fails to entertain! "

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