Okay, so it's back to giants for me. I attended a wonderful SCBWI conference in Miami several weeks ago and received some great feedback from an editor at Roaring Brooke Press, with encouragement to consider some revision to the "Almost Giant" text, and to build a new dummy based on the revisions. Here's a concept illustration from the updated text.
If you're out there on FB, follow the progress at facebook.com/AlmostGiant. Cheers!