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The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

Paperback

Published: 21st August 1999
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
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The nation's favourite bedtime story!

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.

A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good."

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors. Her award-winning collaborations with Axel Scheffler include the modern classic The Gruffalo and its irresistible sequel The Gruffalo's Child. Julia also writes children’s plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling workshops. She lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.

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5.0

The best book ever ... fantastic

By Debsta

from Warrnambool

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  • Brilliant
  • Easy To Understand
  • Engaging
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Gruffalo:

    I have read this book to all my grandchildren and they love it so much, we make faces and have lots of fun

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    5.0

    A modern classic

    By Kez

    from Sydney, AU

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Gruffalo:

      Every child must have this enchanting story read to them. Brilliantly written!

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      This is a marvellous, entertaining story which brilliantly demonstrates how humour and metaphor can be so effective in communicating important messages. During a walk through the dark woods a little mouse frightens off various predators by pretending to be on the way to meet a gruffalo. This fearsome beast has awesome features - terrible tusks and teeth, orange eyes, purple prickles, warts and knobbly knees - and its favourite food is, variously, roasted fox, owl ice cream or scrambled snake. Of course, it exists only in the mouse's imagination - or does it? In a neat twist, when the mouse actually meets a gruffalo (whose favourite food is really mouse sandwiches), it cleverly uses the other predators to convince the creature that a mouse is pretty scary, and its favourite food is...gruffalo crumble. Result: one fleeing gruffalo; one contented mouse safe to walk in the woods. A brilliant, funny book, written in flowing rhyme and imaginatively illustrated, well-deserving of its 1999 Smarties Gold Award. (Kirkus UK)

      ISBN: 9780333710937
      ISBN-10: 0333710932
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 32
      Published: 21st August 1999
      Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.6  x 0.4
      Weight (kg): 0.16