When author Julia Donaldson of the awesome ‘Gruffalo’ (among others!) fame, and Helen Oxenbury, creator of some of my favourite children’s books of all time (‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ – need I say more!) team up, you know it’s going to be a winner!
Throughout my own childhood, then as a primary school teacher and parent, picture books have been a staple part of my life.
‘The Giant Jumperee’ has all the essentials for success; repetitive language and rhyme that can be remembered and sung along too at the many re-readings; beautiful illustrations in bright colours; the delicious fear factor of the mysterious voice in the burrow; fun animal characters that all get along – and at the end a mum who isn’t scared of anything(!), and a child who goes home for tea!
What delightful fantasy! Count me in!
4 out of 5 stars.