Pico the Gnome by Martina Mueller
While Pico the Gnome is asleep in the forest a giant comes from behind the mountains and frightens all the animals and birds. Pico wakes up and decides to take action by befriending the giant.
Beautifully illustrated with gentle and detailed watercolors and clearly written. Just a little frightening, but not too much - when the giant is quickly befriended and we learn he is a gentle and kind giant!
9 x 12", 26 large pages, hardcover. Ages 4 and up.