BOOK REVIEW / Bookshop Window: In search of the hidden giant - Jeanne Willis and Ruth Brown: Andersen Press, pounds 7.99.

The poetry may not be the tops, but this is a charming verse story about two children who go looking for a giant in the woods. They get frightened in the thorny darkness, and we gradually perceive sketchy anthropomorphic figures looming through the shapes of trees and leaves. An effective rendering of the way children let their own imaginations build up fear for fun; and of course the ending is deliciously sunny and bright.