Giants Are Very Brave People

Illustrated by Merrill Rainey
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
8.38"W x 10.34"H x 0.4"D  
On sale Aug 01, 2023 | 32 Pages | 9780823450411
Preschool - 2
A little, anxious giant learns to be brave with the help of a new friend, in this picture book from Florence Parry Heide, author of The Shrinking of Treehorn.

The perfect storytime book for the child who needs a little help learning to be brave.

Everyone is afraid of something, but Bigelow is afraid of just  about everything–clouds, alphabet soup, baths. One day Bigelow meets a tiny woman who is afraid of HIM. Luckily, Bigelow is better at making friends than being scary, and soon Mrs. Pimberly and Bigelow are eating pancakes together. 

Mrs. Pimberly is surprised Bigelow is scared of so many things. Maybe if he acted more like a fierce giant and shouted “Fee Fi Fo Fum!” he wouldn't be so scared. Can these magic words really help Bigelow conquer his fear?

In a new edition, revisit this sweet, funny story of a giant finding his courage from Florence Parry Heide, author of The Shrinking of Treehorn and Princess Hyacinth. Illustrator Merrill Rainey puts a new contemporary spin on this fractured fairytale with his bright, playful cartoon style.

Parents and grandparents will love sharing this touching but humorous story , while kids will love roaring with Bigelow, “Fee Fi Fo Fum!”
Florence Parry Heide (1919-2011) authored of over 100 children’s books, including Princess Hyacinth, Fables You Shouldn't Pay Any Attention To, and The Shrinking of Treehorn, a A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and has a forthcoming film adaptation from Ron Howard.

Growing up, Merrill Rainey spent most of his Saturday afternoons watching monster movies, drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and going on imaginary adventures. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, picture-book-creator, and paper-toy-maker. Merrill’s work focuses on exploring creativity and imaginative play. His current titles include Roar! I’m a Dinosaur and Color, Cut, Create. When asked, Merrill’s biggest fear are the things he might step on when he takes off his cowboy boots! You can see more of his work at littlerainey.com or follow him on instagram @littlerainey.
"The new illustrations, created with graphite pencil and digital tools, are colorful and imaginative. . . . A heartening picture book that can boost almost anyone’s courage."—Booklist

"The storytelling’s unabashed sincerity balances well-trod themes of empathy and self-esteem, and the new illustrations follow suit, channeling an openhearted feel with big shapes, a playful palette, and poster-like compositions."—Publishers Weekly

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A little, anxious giant learns to be brave with the help of a new friend, in this picture book from Florence Parry Heide, author of The Shrinking of Treehorn.

The perfect storytime book for the child who needs a little help learning to be brave.

Everyone is afraid of something, but Bigelow is afraid of just  about everything–clouds, alphabet soup, baths. One day Bigelow meets a tiny woman who is afraid of HIM. Luckily, Bigelow is better at making friends than being scary, and soon Mrs. Pimberly and Bigelow are eating pancakes together. 

Mrs. Pimberly is surprised Bigelow is scared of so many things. Maybe if he acted more like a fierce giant and shouted “Fee Fi Fo Fum!” he wouldn't be so scared. Can these magic words really help Bigelow conquer his fear?

In a new edition, revisit this sweet, funny story of a giant finding his courage from Florence Parry Heide, author of The Shrinking of Treehorn and Princess Hyacinth. Illustrator Merrill Rainey puts a new contemporary spin on this fractured fairytale with his bright, playful cartoon style.

Parents and grandparents will love sharing this touching but humorous story , while kids will love roaring with Bigelow, “Fee Fi Fo Fum!”

Author

Florence Parry Heide (1919-2011) authored of over 100 children’s books, including Princess Hyacinth, Fables You Shouldn't Pay Any Attention To, and The Shrinking of Treehorn, a A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and has a forthcoming film adaptation from Ron Howard.

Growing up, Merrill Rainey spent most of his Saturday afternoons watching monster movies, drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and going on imaginary adventures. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, picture-book-creator, and paper-toy-maker. Merrill’s work focuses on exploring creativity and imaginative play. His current titles include Roar! I’m a Dinosaur and Color, Cut, Create. When asked, Merrill’s biggest fear are the things he might step on when he takes off his cowboy boots! You can see more of his work at littlerainey.com or follow him on instagram @littlerainey.

Praise

"The new illustrations, created with graphite pencil and digital tools, are colorful and imaginative. . . . A heartening picture book that can boost almost anyone’s courage."—Booklist

"The storytelling’s unabashed sincerity balances well-trod themes of empathy and self-esteem, and the new illustrations follow suit, channeling an openhearted feel with big shapes, a playful palette, and poster-like compositions."—Publishers Weekly

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