Book review: The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury are a winning team. They are both super talented at what they do and we were excited to read this book as we love their work.

The Giant Jumperee is a read that is fun and engaging and  it has the right pinch of scarieness for toddlers and up. Book fans will be reminded of the story The Gruffalo which is also written by Julia Donaldson, another very popular book.

The story of The Giant Jumperee is based on someone claiming to be very scary hiding in Rabbit’s burrow.

They declare them self as “The giant Jumparee.” Thankfully for Rabbit, he has dear animal friends who want to help him but the only problem is they too get scared of the voice they hear.

It doesn’t matter how large the animal is that voice knows exactly what to say to deter the animals from staying. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Certainly a clever play on words once you find out.

The book has a very funny ending which certainly tickles the animals in the story and is sure to leave your young ones smiling too.

This book has stunning, watercolour like illustrations by Helen Oxenbury, with a use of a beautiful colour palette. The book has a traditional story feel to it once it is in your hands and both my daughters (1 and 4) absolutely love reading this story.

The book is certainly a fun read aloud and would make a brilliant story to act out. The repetitive text allows the story to be more memorable and is thoughtfully written aimed at 1 year olds and up.

This is a lovely read with a funny surprise at the end.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishers and Toppsta

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