The Giant of Jum Author Elli Woollard Illustrated by Benji Davies 2015 Age range: 4-8
Meet Jum -he’s the brother of the giant from a well known story about a boy named Jack. With a “Fum, a Fo, a Fi and a Fee,” Jum heads out in search for Jack thinking he would make a nice meal if he was eaten cold with a side dish of beans. On his travels to find Jack, Jum meets up with other children who try and convince him that doing the right thing like getting a ball down from a fountain, or rescuing a cat is better way to live a life than worrying about eating children for dinner.
A Bookish Decree: An entertaining twist of a tale to have tea and cake with.