Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Giant Book of Giants by Saviour Pirotta - OPTIONAL

Pirotta, Saviour.  The Giant Book of Giants, illustrated by Mark Robertson.  Sterling Children's Books, 2011. $19.95.  PICTURE BOOK.  This books retells six different giant stories, including "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Sinbad's Third Voyage."  The stories come from all over the world, but not a one is original.  Also included with this book is a foldout poster of a giant.  The poster includes many flaps to lift and things to pull out.  The giant poster is larger than most toddlers who will look at this book.  This book is so-so, but the poster is phenomenal.  My children loved pulling out all the different parts and lifting the flaps.  For example, his time piece is a clock tower that he has uprooted.  The stories are nothing special, and that makes it so that this book is definitely not worth the $20 list price.  My family read the stories once; I doubt we'll read them again.  Though the poster is worth returning to...but still not worth the price.  Pre-K, EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL.  Brent Smith, Reading Teacher

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