Twin Giantsby Dick King-Smith, Mini Grey
"Isn’t he e-nor-mous!" says the giant father when his first twin son is born. "There’s a-lot-uv-’im!" notes the giant mother when the second twin boy arrives. And as Normus (a vegetarian) and/b>
When twin giants set out in search of happiness, the result is a comedy of errors that is doubly clever and enormously funny.
"Isn’t he e-nor-mous!" says the giant father when his first twin son is born. "There’s a-lot-uv-’im!" notes the giant mother when the second twin boy arrives. And as Normus (a vegetarian) and Lottavim (a carnivore) grow and grow, the two are hugely happy — playing Roll the Boulder, singing badly, and doing everything together. But when the day comes for the hulking lads to seek the giantesses of their dreams, will going their separate ways only lead them into double trouble?
PreS-Gr 2- Twin giants are born on a mountaintop and named (E)Normus and (There's a)Lottavim by their proud parents. The boys are identical and enjoy the same things (except that one is a vegetarian). They race up and down mountains, roll boulders, and sing off-key at the top of their lungs. On the same day, at age 20, they decide that the time has come to seek wives. Pursuing two giantesses is no easy task, and the brothers find slim pickings. After a search over seven mountains, a few proposals, and a couple cases of mistaken identity, the two find the perfect mates. Delightful illustrations in ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and digital collage are engaging and add much to the somewhat convoluted story. This is an early romance chapter-book for newly independent readers, made more appealing by its artwork.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Dick King-Smith is the immensely popular author of many books for children, including THE NINE LIVES OF ARISTOTLE, CLEVER LOLLIPOP, LADY LOLLIPOP, and THE SHEEP-PIG, which was later turned into the Oscar-winning movie BABE. He lives in Bristol, England.
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini Cooper in a car park in Wales. She has written and illustrated several books for children, including TRACTION MAN IS HERE!, a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award winner and a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, and THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON, recipient of the 2007 Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in Oxford, England.
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