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Princess Sophie is fed up. She's EXHAUSTED and it's all because that grumpy old giant can't sleep - his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk and takes a tasty bowl of porridge, a teddy to cuddle and even a cosy blanket - all to help the giant sleep. But, oh dear, nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing - the giant needs a bedtime story! Phew! Everyone lives (and sleeps) happily ever after but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it is the most perfect ending of all.

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9780857633873
  • ISBN: 9780857633873
  • Pub Date: 25th February 2015
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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22nd November '16
I read it to AvaW aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My daughter chose this from the library. The front cover reminded her of Jack and the beanstalk. It's quite a long book, so some little ones may not listen to the while thing, but my daughter did. She enjoys this story of Sophie the brave princess, who goes to visit the giant, To Help him fall asleep. So he would stop making noise at bedtime and everyone in the kingdom could have a peaceful sleep. My daughter enjoyed the colourful illustrations, and the nice ending.
11th April '17
I read it to Hermione aged 8 aged 8 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Princess Sophie cannot sleep because the giant at the top of the Beanstalk makes such a racket every night! She tries bringing him a snack before bed. That doesn't work. She tries bringing him a teddy to cuddle at bedtime. That doesn't work. She tries giving him a lovely soft mattress and blankets. That doesn't work. Finally, just as the queen orders the giant to be taken away, Sophie remembers what the giant really needs to fall asleep! A bedtime story! 

This is a lovely, charming, funny book with great illustrations. It is great to have a brave feisty princess save the day! It also reinforces how important books and learning to read are. This is quite a long book as far as picture books go, so I would say it's ideal for preschool and younger school children, rather than babies and toddlers. Fab book.
15th March '19
I read it to Zuzu aged 6 aged 6 & to Yusufi aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
'The giant was scary and the Princess was nice. She was making plans up to help the giant feel better and not getting angry with him. It made me happy and I liked mama reading it to me, it's my best favourite book ever in the whole world. '

What a lovely read! Brave empathetic Princess  we borrowed this from the library and it enthralled my 6 year old and 2 year old equally  
13th December '16
I read it to Eva16 aged 5 aged 5 & to Ob1 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We have a few of the Princess books both my daughter and son love them this one has to be my favourite I love aPrincess that saves the day with books!!! 
12th June '17
I read it to AnnaC aged 7 aged 7 & to IslaC aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
a lovely combination of lots of fairy tales in one - Princess Sophie and her family cant sleep because of the noisy giant living above them - what can she do to help him get to sleep at last? We love reading it, spotting the funny details in the pictures (like giant Y-fronts!) and talking about all the other fairy tales that are mentioned.
5th December '16
I read it to Poppy27 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
I read this picture book to my little girl Poppy, who is 4. She absolutely adores this story, it has familiar elements from traditional tales, with modern twists, making it very accessible and so much fun. The story is a good length for preschool and reception age children, and I'm sure it will remain a firm favourite for a long time. When she is slightly older and becomes more confident at reading independently, I think this book will be a good bridge before moving onto chapter books as the content of the story is so charming, humorous and attractive to older readers (5 and 6 year olds.) This book has beautifully detailed illustrations which my daughter loves. 
22nd March '17
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter chose this as she liked the cover. She really enjoys alternative fairy tales so it was perfect for her. The story follows a princess helping a giant get a good night's sleep. She was pleased to see at the back that there were other books in the series.
25th June '16
I read it to child aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
Both my 4 year old son and daughter really enjoyed this book and ask for it frequently. It is nice to move on to a slightly longer story than the ones we previously enjoyed together - it s a little longer than the Gruffalo etc. It tells to story of Princess Sophie who bravely visits the noisy giant and gradually installs a bedtime routine so he can sleep and the kingdom can get some peace. Nicely written and we loved the illustrations - particularly the pictures on the Giants wall of him as a Giant Baby!
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Caryl Hart write picture books and young fiction and runs creative literacy workshops for schools and libraries.

She lives on the top of a windy hill in Derbyshire with her husband, two cheeky daughters, a bouncy black Labrador and two extremely fluffy black cats. She loves walking, sitting in cafes and snuggling. 

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