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Where the Giant Sleeps    by Mem Fox & Vladimir Radunsky order for
Where the Giant Sleeps
by Mem Fox
Order:  USA  Can
Harcourt, 2007 (2007)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch

My children and I have enjoyed Mem Fox's books in the past, and Where the Giant Sleeps is no exception. This takes an unusual twist on a bedtime story, and its beauty lies mainly in the clever illustrations.

Through the eyes of a little boy staring through a telescope, the book tracks several mythical creatures as they sleep, including a giant, a fairy, a pirate, a wizard and some witches.

On the first page is a picture of a sleeping giant, but if you look closely, you see a little village: the trees are the giant's hair and several houses make up the features on his face. With more detailed illustrations on the following pages, you see a goblin asleep in a haystack, pixies sleeping in petals and the seven dwarfs curled up in caves.

The gorgeous illustrations are dreamlike and very creative. While we share and donate many books, Where the Giant Sleeps is going to be a keeper in our house.

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