The Giant Jumperee

By: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a strange voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'm the GIANT JUMPEREE and I'm scary as can be!" shouts the stranger.

ISBN: 9780735227972

JLG Release: Aug 2017


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Awards & Honors

Spring 2017 Kids’ Indies Next List, Ages 4 to 8
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Picture Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

the Giant Jumperee, he’s terrified. Cat, Bear, and Elephant each attempt to investigate but are sent running by the unseen occupant. Luckily, Mama Frog puts things right and reveals that the Giant Jumperee isn’t nearly as terrifying as he sounds. Though the ending will be predictable to adults, it will elicit giggles of delight from the the Giant Jumperee, he’s terrified. Cat, Bear, and Elephant each attempt to investigate but are sent running by the unseen occupant. Luckily, Mama Frog puts things right and reveals that the Giant Jumperee isn’t nearly as terrifying as he sounds. Though the ending will be predictable to adults, it will elicit giggles of delight from the youngest readers and listeners. With just a few sentences per page, a repetitive narrative, and large illustrations that fill each spread, this straightforward tale will make for a lively and effective group read-aloud. Oxenbury is in fine form here. Sweet but never cloying, her soft watercolor images make excellent use of texture and shading, and her animals are utterly expressive: timid Rabbit hunches over in fear, determined Cat stalks toward the burrow with a frown, dazed Bear gazes up in shock, rattled Elephant wraps his trunk around a tree branch, and stern Mama Frog stands with arms akimbo as she summons the Giant Jumperee. Donaldson’s spare text is perfect for read-alouds, and the title character’s dialogue is full of catchy rhymes. VERDICT Little ones will clamor for this one again and again. A lovely option for storytime or one-on-one sharing, especially for collections seeking materials for the younger set.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

Book Details

ISBN

9780735227972

First Release

August 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

11 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level AD470L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Dial

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