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The Gruffalo - Axel Scheffler


Published: 21st April 2016
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
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"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 a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake ... and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

About the Illustrator

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.


Fabulous book.


This is a fun and enchanting book.


One of the Most Beautiful Stories of Our Time


This story (and many others by the same authors, as I am finding) is pure magic. It is soft and sweet in all the right ways; something often lacking in modern children / youth culture. It is patient in how it unfolds, and the characters are delightfully refreshing. You must have this book on your child's shelf. It will be one they pass on to their own children when the time comes. A highly commended favourite in our home.



Enduring favourite


My kids love this book - imaginative, a bit scary and full of surprises. Still a little difficult for my four year old to grasp the actual concept of the story but she still loves it.


The best book ever ... fantastic


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



A modern classic


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

Sydney, AU


The Gruffalo

5.0 5


A modern classic * Observer * One of the best picture books ever written * Sun *

ISBN: 9781509804757
ISBN-10: 1509804757
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 21st April 2016
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.5  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.18