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 Giant Tess
 Author: Yaccarino, Dan

 Publisher:  Harper (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 971146 ISBN: 9780062670274
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Giants -- Fiction
 Size -- Fiction
 Self-acceptance -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Being the only giant around, Tess wants more than anything to be like everyone else, but when she and Smokey, her dragon best friend, use their height to help save the big parade, Tess suddenly realizes that she is just the right size.

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/19)
   Booklist (03/01/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/03/19)
 The Hornbook (00/03/19)

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Booklist - 03/01/2019 Infant Tess is adopted by a loving couple, who soon realize that their daughter is growing very large very rapidly. As she outgrows everyone her age, it becomes evident that Tess is a giant. Her wish to be just like everybody else is humorous, as the folks who live in Myth-hattan are a conglomeration of creatures: unicorns and centaurs live alongside folks with antennas, snakes for hair, wings, and elfin ears. Tess, however, is lonely, feeling as though she doesn't fit in anywhere until she befriends a fire-breathing dragon. As the two now-inseparable friends have to work as a team to save the mayor and the city’s parade, they tell a satisfying tale of friendship and, ultimately, acceptance. Illustrations in india ink, brush, and Photoshop are clear, colorful, and filled with slice-of-life details. Entertaining endpapers reveal a map that highlights some of Myth-hattan’s famous landmarks (The Lower Beast Side, the Staten Island Fairy, Monster Square Garden). Readers will have fun perusing the mythical city's inhabitants, and will root for heroine Tess and her sidekick. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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