Picture Book Review: The Stone Giant

The Stone Giant by Anna Hoglund
The Stone Giant
by Anna Hoglund

3 out of 5 stars
The daughter of a knight goes on an adventure searching for her lost father. All alone, she travels to the desolate land of the stone giant, knowing that anyone who looks in the giant’s eyes will be turned into stone. She is clever and brave, and has a plan to defeat the giant and save her father.

I really liked this fairy-tale story, especially because it is a brain vs. brawn kind of story. The fearsome giant doesn’t stand a chance when the knight’s daughter uses her clever mind to devise a plan for defeating the giant. I liked her character. She is resourceful and smart! The plot line is simple, but with whimsical details that make it fun to read.

I didn’t like the illustrations though. It has a very amateurish look. The artwork is not polished or consistent. The characters’ hands and feet look lumpy. If the illustrations were more professionally done, I would have enjoyed this book more.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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