Two Giants by Michael Foreman

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Two Giants by Michael Foreman

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Category: For Sharing
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Zoe Morris
Reviewed by Zoe Morris
Summary: A classic book, rereleased in 2014, which tells the story of two giants, good friends who fall out and whose pride keeps them from making up as soon as they really should.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 32 Date: May 2014
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 978-1406351767

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In this reissue of a book first published in 1967, the Two Giants live in a nice world where things are lovely and they get along brilliantly. What fun it must be to have your best friend around all the time. Until, that is, they have a fight. Before they can think about reconciling, they are separated and forced to live apart. Their animosity grows. Will it be possible for them to ever be friends again? Could something as simple and insignificant as sharing a pair of socks make it all ok?

This s a simple, sweet, classic story. It’s funny and it’s silly in places, and it’s told perfectly for children. So, when rocks are being thrown it’s not in a nasty, violent way, for example, but in an over the top one. The sort of thing only giants would do. Silly giants.

There’s a message, though. Of course there’s a message. This one is about friendship and making mistakes, and forgiving people. It’s about how you shouldn’t let a silly falling out ruin your relationship with someone, and about how you can make up, be friends again, and go back to the adventures you used to have.

This book is nicely presented with bright, colourful pages and illustrations that help tell the story when your reading or word comprehension is not quite there yet. There’s lots in the pictures to talk about and laugh about together, and even though they’re very big people, these giants have a sensitive, human side you can see and latch on to.

Thanks go to the publishers for supplying this book.

Michael Foreman has written dozens of books on the widest range of topics, from dinosaurs to frogs. Why not check out our reviews of his other books?

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