A warm tale about a friendly giant whose heart is better than his dress sense!
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- ‘Smartest’ and ‘scruffiest’ are both examples of a superlative. Can you think of any more? Could you make a collection of them and use them in your own writing?
- Choose a page in the book and sort the different words. Which ones are nouns, adjectives, verbs or adverbs?
- Imagine a town where giants live alongside people and animals. Could you write your own story about this?
- Make a poster to advertise a new clothes shop for giants.
- Act out part of the story using the speech to help you.
- Write a news report about a missing giraffe. Can you find the ‘Missing Giraffe’ poster in the illustrations?
- Plan a new page for the book. What other types of clothing could be used to help an animal in trouble (e.g. a hat used as a tent)?
- Find all of the rhyming words in the story. Can you think of any more?
- Make a price list of the giant-sized clothes in the shop. Can you use these to make some Maths problems?
- Investigate why boats float.
- Can you find out what material would be best to use as a sail on a boat? Could you plan an experiment to test this?
- Use publishing software to recreate the animal’s ‘Thank You’ letter.
- Can you make your own recording of the story, using images and audio?
- Use a variety of craft materials to make a new scarf for the giraffe to wear.
- Design some new sets of clothes for the giant to wear on different occasions (e.g. dinner parties, sporting events).
- Can you sing George’s song, using the music in the book to help?
- Could you compose a new tune to accompany George’s song words?
- Make a map of the town that shows the places in the book.
- The giant helps lots of different animals throughout the story. Think of a way that you could help somebody today.
- Think about people who have helped you in your life. How could you show your appreciation?
- Find out about the lives of people who are known for helping others.