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Oct 04 2007

Giddy the great by Jamie Rix and Lynne Chapman

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Orchard Books, 2006. ISBN 9781846164897
(Ages 5-7) Giddy the Goat wants to be the world's greatest climber and win the Giant Pinnacle Race. He flies all around the world practising climbing enormous structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building but his friend Edmund the mutton can't keep up. What is he to do - become Giddy the Great and reach awesome heights or keep his best friend?
Jamie Rix explores in a fun way the importance of friendship in Giddy the Great. The language is simple and Lynne Chapmanís illustrations beautifully complement the text, while adding a humourous dimension.
Young children will enjoy the adventures of Giddy and the dilemma that he faces. This would also be a really useful picture book for examining the value of friendship and ambition.
Pat Pledger

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