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To get him away from the television, Jay's mother takes him to the library where he gets stacks of books about dinosaurs and robots, animals and pirates, and more. Jay takes them outdoors and continues to read until he falls asleep. When he wakes, he has become a giant. An expert tells his worried parents that the stories from all the books he read has made him grow; to return to his original size, Jay must share them with others. In doing so, " . . . his stories gave all of his listeners, man and woman, boy and girl, young and old, what they needed to become giants themselves-in their own way." Children may miss this abstract and rather heavy-handed message about the value of reading. The average-quality watercolors do a serviceable job of capturing the action.
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