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The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

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Published: 1st October 2004
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 . . .

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5.0

The best book ever ... fantastic

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from Warrnambool

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Pros

  • 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

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    from Sydney, AU

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    Pros

    • 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)

      Julia Donaldson

      Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Miior-Belle series illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

      Visit Julia Donaldson's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780333710937
      ISBN-10: 0333710932
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 32
      Published: 1st October 2004
      Publisher: Pan Macmillan
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 16.8  x 0.4
      Weight (kg): 0.16
      Edition Number: 1