The Giant of Jum

Giant of JumWe have such a love of books here at Mom-Spot and we want to continue to bring you fun reads for your kids.  Macmillan has a great new children’s picture book out:  The Giant of Jum.

Overview of the story:

The Giant of Jum is feeling a bit munchy. “Fee!” he says, and “Fi!” he says, and “Fo!” he says and “Fum!” And off he goes, in search of that sweet snack of a boy named Jack. On his hunt, he’ll meet children of all sorts. But before he can gobble them up, he finds himself waylaid by pleas for help. What’s a hungry giant to do? Bright illustrations and sweet characters bring this fun and funny story to life―a wonderful read-aloud with a chorus everyone will want to shout out together!

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 2

Why we like this book:

  • Whimsical artwork
  • Fun main character that will have your children laughing
  • Rhyme through out the story
  • A fun transformation from grumpy to kind


“A charming marriage of text and art, this book will stand up to repeated presentations again and again. An excellent read-aloud for class visits as well as a lovely bedtime story recommendation.” ―School Library Journal on The Giant of Jum

About the Author

Elli Woollard writes picture books, poems and other things (most of them silly). She lives with her four wonderful children, her meteorologist husband, and two guinea pigs in London. She does not live with a cat, although the neighbors seem to think otherwise.