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Once There Were Giants
by Martin Waddell (more about Martin Waddell) 1542/140 illustrated by Penny Dale
first published 1989
Early Years for ages 0 to 6 published by Walker Books Ltd
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
A look at how babies and small children see the adults around them.
What happens?
A story of one little baby and the family she is born into and grows up in. Thinking all the adults around her are so tall like giants, but then one day she has a baby and is now one of the giants too!
Is it easy to read?
Beautiful pictures and simple text make this a lovely book to read to young children and help those just starting to read.
Anything else?
This is a beautifully illustrated book with a story that children will be familiar with. They are always having to look up to the older people around them, but it also shows how we change and grow tall too. Martin Waddell writes some lovely stories to share with children.
Other books by Martin Waddell include A Kitten Called Moonlight, Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?, Mimi And The Blackberry Pies, Mimi And The Picnic, Rosie's Babies, Snow Bears, The Big Big Sea, The Pig in the Pond, Tom Rabbit, What Use is a Moose?.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Once there was a baby in the house - and to that baby, Mum and Dad and Jill and John and Uncle Tom were giants. But little by little, that baby grew up - until she became a giant too. This book explores the stages of life and development.
And what do you think?
Terri, Holywells high school
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