April 18, 2017
9.5 X 11.5 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author
Julia Donaldson is one of today's best-loved children's authors. She was the U.K. Children's Laureate 2011-2013 and has written over 100 books for children, including the international bestsellers The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Award. She lives in Sussex, England with her husband. Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Eric Carle Honor. Her numerous books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox. She lives in London with her husband, the author and artist John Burningham.
Praise for The Giant Jumperee * "Oxenbury is in fine form here. . . . Donaldson's spare text is perfect for read-alouds, and the title character's dialogue is full of catchy rhymes. Little ones will clamor for this one again and again. A lovely option for storytime or one-on-one sharing." --School Library Journal, starred review * "Donaldson knows that less really can be more, and her straightforward, occasionally rhyming narration is all the setup her peerless collaborator needs. Oxenbury paints Mama Frog as a don't-mess-with-me matriarch whose decisive physicality . . . instantly establishes her as a force to be reckoned with." --Publishers Weekly, starred review * "The gleeful, unrepentant culprit is sure to make children giggle--then pause with Mama Frog's response. The text's tone, plot, and repetitions are perfect for the youngest readers. The artwork is a masterful match, with humorous, exquisitely rendered body language and facial expressions. . . . The final, wordless double-page spread is a joyous affirmation of life and friendship. A winner for libraries everywhere: home, public, day care, preschool, and school." --Kirkus, starred review