The Princess and The Giant by Caryl Hart
Published by Nosy Crow Publishing
Princess Sophie lives in a tiny little house, and in the yard, behind the shed, a magic beanstalk grows.
Of course a giant lives atop as giant’s often do. The giant stomps all night, keeping Sophie and the townsfolk awake, so the little Princess hits on a plan.
Brave Sophie takes her dad’s special porridge to see if that helps the giant gets to sleep. No success she tries a teddy bear then a comfy mattress, but the queen is in despair. She sends the army to take care, when Sophie has a brainwave.
She climbs the beanstalk one more time and reads the giant a story. She puts him and the army to sleep and all the townsfolk cheer.
Now the giant is in a pickle as he cannot read himself, so Sophie tasks the army with making giant story books. She walks upon the pages, teaching him to read one word at a time.
We loved brave ingenious Sophie with her go get em attitude. She doesn’t give up till she finds a solution and her solution is the best of all. The fantastic illustrations are vibrant with so many details one finds herself studying the page when the small child is prompting to read on.
A delightful take on a classic that we recommend for ages 3-6.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Caryl Hart
Illustrator: Sarah Warburton
Title: The Princess and The Giant by Caryl Hart
Publisher: Nosy Crow Publishing
Published: March 2015