The Princess and the Giant

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The Princess and the Giant are Book A very sweet picture book about fairytales reading sleeping and much more cuteness I spotted this book at the library so lucky and I just had to read it even

The Princess and the Giant are Book A very sweet picture book about fairytales, reading, sleeping, and much more cuteness!I spotted this book at the library (so lucky!) and I just had to read it (even though it was WAY too busy at the library, but that is what music + earbuds are for). It looked adorable, and well... how can I resist a Caryl Hart book! She writes very sweet books! Plus let's not forget Sarah Warburton, one of my favourite children illustrators! This is about a sweet princess named Sophie, she lives in a cute home with her mom and dad. In their garden however is a beanstalk, which leads to (you can already guess it) a giant. This giant isn't a man-eater, no, but this one has problems sleeping. So he stomps and romps around his house causes everyone in the town to not be able to sleep.But our little girl is a brave one, she is going to the giant and going to make sure he sleeps (so that she can finally sleep again)! From porridge to cuddly toys, she is trying out everything to make sure he can sleep. I had such a laugh at what she tried and how she didn't give up. Of course I won't spoil anything on if her plans work, and how the book ends, you will just have to read it yourself. However, I can tell you that it was fun and adorable. I was very happy for all parties involved.The book is also filled with fairy tales. From the three bears to princess and the pea and many more! It was just so much fun seeing them pop up in the story, the author really wove them in the story in a wonderful way. The art? Well it was fabulous, colourful, fun, and it really complimented the story. <3 <3So all in all, if you are looking for a fun, magical story I would recommend this one!Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/. Princess Sophie is exhausted, and it s all because that grumpy old giant up on the beanstalk can t sleep His stomps and stamps keep everyone awake But as the resourceful Princess Sophie reads her favorite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer She bravely climbs the beanstalk carrying a tasty bowl of porridge, a cuddly teddy bear, and cozy blPrincess Sophie is exhausted, and it s all because that grumpy old giant up on the beanstalk can t sleep His stomps and stamps keep everyone awake But as the resourceful Princess Sophie reads her favorite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer She bravely climbs the beanstalk carrying a tasty bowl of porridge, a cuddly teddy bear, and cozy blanket to help soothe the giant But nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing a bedtime story Everyone lives and sleeps happily ever after, but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it is the most perfect ending of all.. A viral Ebook The Princess and the Giant A lot squeezed into the little story - bedtimes and fairy tales and reading and understanding others. Ended up a bit on the long side, but still made for a fun story. The rhymes were consistent and smooth, nothing too forced sounding or clunky - always a plus if intending to read aloud. Good clever, spunky heroine too. Don't know if I'd read it for a younger storytime - like I said, a little long - but for a K-1 age group, it might be a good fit. The younger kids might enjoy it as a one-on-one too.

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  • Caryl Hart Sarah Warburton Post author

    Caryl Hart is an award winning children s author who writes picture books and young fiction Her books have won 7 regional awards and been shortlisted for 5 She lives in Derbyshire, England with her husband, two daughters, two fluffy black cats and a bouncy black labrador called Roo She loves walking, cafes and snuggling Her favourite place is the library because it s warm and full of books.Caryl runs creative literacy workshops in schools, libraries and for festivals Find out on her website carylhart

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  • A very sweet picture book about fairytales, reading, sleeping, and much cuteness I spotted this book at the library so lucky and I just had to read it even though it was WAY too busy at the library, but that is what music earbuds are for It looked adorable, and well how can I resist a Caryl Hart book She writes very sweet books Plus let s not forget Sarah Warburton, one of my favourite children illustrators This is about a sweet princess named Sophie, she lives in a cute home with her mom and d [...]


  • A lot squeezed into the little story bedtimes and fairy tales and reading and understanding others Ended up a bit on the long side, but still made for a fun story The rhymes were consistent and smooth, nothing too forced sounding or clunky always a plus if intending to read aloud Good clever, spunky heroine too Don t know if I d read it for a younger storytime like I said, a little long but for a K 1 age group, it might be a good fit The younger kids might enjoy it as a one on one too.


  • I read this charming book with a fun loving, spunky first grade girl As a subsitute teacher, I look forward to reading it alongside Jack and the Beanstalk Wonderful new take with a classic fairy tale.


  • It started out really cute, with a nice lesson on maybe trying to help someone instead of misunderstanding like in fairy tales cue college story about Hansel and Gretel and their bad manners But for me it pushed a little bit far to ALSO include the importance of reading, etc Not that that is a bad thing to have in a book Of course not I am all about people reading, obviously But to throw that in with the fairy tale lessons it felt like an afterthought addendum y agenda Still cute May still try i [...]


  • In a humorous twist on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story, Princess Sophie finds it hard to sleep because of the noise from a restless giant who simply cannot stop stomping around Although she tries to distract herself from the racket by reading several different fairy tales, it doesn t work Figuring that the giant might need something to eat, she visits him and offers him porridge, a stuffed animal, new bedding, and finally a bedtime story Finally, he drifts off to sleep, but just as the [...]


  • Sophie the princess lives with a father who makes porridge and a mother who chops wood There s a magic bean stalk in her yard, with a very noisy giant who lives at the top Sophie decides to tame the giant and consults fairy tales to find ideas to pacify him She wears a dress and a tiara, but clearly she is not your average, every day princess Her parents s roles are happily reversed and Sophie herself wears a backpack and pink hiking boots She tries several ideas to help the giant who wears bunn [...]


  • So cute and adorable A great story Wonderful weaving of fairy tale elements Wonderful show of human compassion and the care that children can have for others Lovely book What I expect from Candlewick


  • Oh, this is very good A down to earth princess climbs a beanstalk and defeats the giant at the top through her knowledge of fairy tales and her empathy The pictures are adorable and the rhymes and rhythms of the rhyming text are never too weird or clunky.


  • Cleaver fractured fairy tale with brave princess helping a grumpy giant, who in the end needs to learn to read All written in rhyme sometimes rhyming schemes don t read aloud well to me this one I think is well done.




  • Princess Sophie doesn t just conquer the Giant, she tackles stereotypes of all kinds in a pleasing way without being overbearing She s my kind of princess.





  • A story that goes on a little too long, but picked out by my granddaughter at the library, and she liked the way it ended, thought the girl was nice All in rhyme.


  • Enjoyed this tale of a spunky girl who figures out why the giant is unable to sleep The rhyming text is perfect with the subject This is a book children who want to hear again and again.


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