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George didn't like being the scruffiest giant in town, so when he sees a new shop selling giant-size clothes he decides it's time to update his image. With smart trousers, a smart shirt, stripy tie and shiny shoes, George is a new giant. But on his way home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help. . . and his clothes! In sturdy board book format, all children will love the funny and warm-hearted tale, the Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler .

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19th March '18
I read it to Leia aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My daughter picked this book up at the library, recognising the author but not the book. It didn't disappoint. It's the story of a giant with a very big heart. She loved it!
18th April '18
I read it to Sam aged 8 aged 8 , to Matthew aged 5 aged 5 & to Sophiajane aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
George the giant gets some lovely new clothes and then while he is out walking he helps lots of different animals in need with various items of clothing. The rhythm of the book and the falling down trousers thoroughly appealed to my children. This is another real favourite from Julia Donaldson.
20th December '16
I read it to joey aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
just brilliant!   A lovely rhyming story with likeable characters and great illustration.  A firm favourite.
31st May '18
I read it to M1m1louise aged 8 aged 8 , to O11ie aged 7 aged 7 , to Georgepickle aged 0 months aged 0 & to Henn aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We love this book. The rhyming makes it so appealing and the illustrations are hilarious. There are lots of things happening in the background and the rhyming means it's great for new readers to try their hand at. Great book. This one also has a lovely moral theme throughout about sharing. 
20th April '18
I read it to Cece aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
#Bekind is the mantra repeated over and over by parents ... be clever, be fun, be smart even - but above all be kind - and this is what this story is all about.

The friendly giant buys himself a whole new wardrobe from a new shop. He looks ever so smart and he is very proud. As he then goes about his business he comes across different animal friends who are in trouble and need a piece of his clothing to save the day - without hesitation he hands over his tie, shoes etc until all his new clothing is gone. He is smart no longer. But he is beyond doubt the kindest giant - ever! 

Told in Donaldson’s beautiful rhyming narrative, Persephone loves the familiar style and illustrations. She understands the books ‘message’ and loves the giant and all that he stands for. Another big hit for the big hitting duo Donaldson and Scheffler.
13th November '17
I read it to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Another amazing story by Julia Donaldson and very nice illustrations from Axel Scheffler. It's a story about a giant that gets some new clothes finally after a long while with very old clothes and as soon as he gets the clothes, he sees others in need and is so helpful that he gives them something he is wearing, without even caring that it will make things more difficult for him. He definitely is the kindest giant! A very beautiful story to show how it's nice to help others.
27th November '16
I read it to RubyShep aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Brilliant book full of different characters, the rhyming is great and my daughter loves to sing along with the giant 
11th October '16
I read it to My children aged 3 to 7
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5 stars
Love this book, the giant becomes the kindest giant in town due to his kind gestures to animals he meets on his route home from buying his smart new clothes. My daughters love  singing along to the Giants song. 
1st March '18
maryam's read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
I really enjoy reading this book over and over.  I like the rhyming, the pictures and the ending.  I like the giant and the animal characters. I like to read it to my younger brother.  
8th November '16
I read it to CadenMc aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My son really enjoys this book. The giant goes around town being kind and helping others. He also likes singing along to the song in the book. 
18th February '18
I read it to Red Devil aged 11 aged 11 & to Eve aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
Another quality story from Donaldson and Scheffler. Love the storyline of the Giant being kind and helpful to the little animals along his journey. Definitely recommend this one.
7th April '17
I read it to ArjanST aged 5 aged 5 & to KeeratKT aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We love this book about a giant who treats himself to some new clothes but then ends up giving them away for those who are in need of them more than him. It's a great story to show children that it is good to help other's even if it means giving away your new things. We loved the sentiment behind this story and the way it ended with all the animals showing their appreciation for the giant's help. 
2nd April '18
I read it to SPH aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My son never gets bored of Julia Donaldson books! He saw this one advertised on the back of another of her books and he said he would like to read it. He chose well as he loves it! The repetition and caring aspect to the story are wonderful and enjoyable to read!
13th March '18
I read it to Crouch twins aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We love this book. My boys remember all the animals in it and how the giant helps them. A lovely story to show how good it is to help others and how much they appreciate it. 
8th September '16
I read it to Soopa aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
We got this in a Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler gift set and it wasn't originally one of my favourites - I love the illustrations of animals but am not so keen on the depictions of real people and as this story is primarily a story of a real person it didn't appeal to me as much.  However, having read the story several times to my daughter I have become much more fond of it - the song which is repeated throughout the book is lovely and it has a strong moral in it about appreciating what we have.
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