How to Make Friends With a Giant

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Putnam's, Jul 20, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Jake is the shortest kid in his class. And new kid Jacomo is the tallest. When Jake meets Jacomo at the bus stop he canít believe theyíll be classmates - Jacomo is so tall.Taller than tall. A Giant. When the other kids tease him, little Jake comes to his defense. He knows fitting into their first grade class isnít going to be easy for someone as big as Jacomo, but pretty soon the two of them find that when they work together, they have a team thatís just the right size. Full of silly size-related predicaments and school situations every child will relate to, this is a funny and uplifting friendship story by Gennifer Choldenko, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts, illustrated with a wild sense of humor by Amy Walrod.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book is fun. I like the whole acceptance angle of the book. It was a strong text. The illustrations were light and fun, but the text itself was very compelling. I liked it. Choldenko's picture books are every bit as good as her chapter books. Read full review

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User Review  - MaestraDixon - LibraryThing

How to Make Friends with a Giant is a cute book about two boys, the shortest and the tallest in the class, and the way they became friends. While other classmates are saying mean things about the ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

GENNIFER CHOLDENKO is the author of Al Capone Does My Shirts and Notes from a Liar and Her Dog as well as several picture books. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Walrod holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.