TITLE: THE VERY HUNGRY GIANT
GENRE: Picture book
Deep in a dark cave, a Giant awoke from a long sleep. The Giant yawned and rubbed his eyes. He heard a grumbling sound. It was his stomach.
“I am very hungry,” the Giant said. No one heard him. He lived alone, as giants do.
The Giant’s stomach grumbled again. He left his cave to find something to eat.
The Giant climbed over tall mountains and stomped across green valleys.
He found a girl with curly brown hair sitting in a meadow.
“I am very hungry!” The Giant roared. “And I am going to eat you!”
“Don’t eat me,” the girl said. “Why don’t we play follow-the-leader instead
“Play?” The Giant was confused. No one had ever asked him to play.
“Please?” the girl asked.
“All right,” the Giant said. “We can play for a while and then I will eat you.”
First the girl was the leader. Next it was the Giant’s turn. They ran and jumped and twirled through the meadow until they were tired.
The Giant and the girl sat and watched the butterflies float from flower to flower.
“I suppose it is time for me to eat you now,” the Giant said.
“I suppose so,” the girl frowned.