George doesn’t want to be the scruffiest inhabitant of the town anymore. He buys new clothes and proudly sings: ‘But look me up and down. I am the smartest giant in town!’ In a happy mood he sets out to go home wearing his new clothes. On his way he comes across the giraffe with a cold neck, the goat wanting a sail for its boat, the mouse without a home, the fox in need of a sleeping bag and the dog looking for a way to cross the bog. They all need his help.
Bit by bit, George gives away his clothes. But what now? Without them, he is terribly cold and the tailor’s shop is already closed. Fortunately, George finds his old gown again. And when he comes home all the animals wait for him with a wonderful surprise!
This book is suitable for children between 3 and 7 years of age.
Children will quickly understand that clothes can be used in more than one way and that old things can be valuable, too. Moreover, they will learn that it pays off to be generous!
Julia Donaldson is the author of more than fifty books and plays for children, including One Ted Falls Out of Bed, The Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo, winner of the Smarties Book Prize, and Tyrannosaurus Drip, a picture book from Feiwel and Friends. She grew up in London and now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her Family.
Axel Scheffler is a well-known illustrator in the world of children’s books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning The Gruffalo and its irresistible sequel The Gruffalo’s Child. Axel Scheffler now lives in London.