The Smartest Giant in Town Hardback
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
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!
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 20/09/2002
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9780333961445
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Review by ngwiaz1
I liked this book because of the characters and storyline. I think the storyline is very creative and I liked how the author made the giant a scruffy man in the beginning and in the end but his personality transformed. It was a little confusing at first because I did not realize this was a British story. By this, the word smart in relation to clothes means looking good and having nice clothes. I liked how the author made the giant a person and animals as the people he helped. The language flowed and the repetition of each piece of clothing and the rhyme scheme with the animals made the story more engaging and allowed readers to predict the words and sing it to themselves, which I enjoyed because it is far different from other picture books.The overall big idea is that if you help others and are selfless, good karma will come back around and people will help you. This is expressed throughout because the giant gives a piece of clothing to each animal in need until he is back to looking scruffy but he is content with it because he was appreciated by all the animals. I liked how the giant was crowned the nicest giant in town because it related to the title. I think it was very fitting to the story because even though he was in his original clothes, he had a crown on and a smile and surrounded by new friends.