When the whole army of Israel is too scared to fight a giant, will young David be any braver? David must draw on his experience of seeing off the Hairy Beast to deal with a far greater foe. In this retelling of the familiar story of David's encounter with Goliath, children are taught that any problem can be overcome if we approach it with courage, self-belief, and faith in God. It is a tale which encourages us to read between the lines of what the Bible tells us about David's early years. The light-hearted and beautifully illustrated pictures will delight parents and children alike, regardless of religious conviction.
Fiona Veitch Smith is a freelance writer of children's fiction and has lectured in journalism and creative writing. She lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Amy Warmington is an artist, illustrator and designer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.