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The Gruffalo

It was the one that prompted the gruffalo frenzy: book shop appearances, cuddly toys, theatre productions, a film ... even a sequel!  A must-have for every child's book corner.

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

He may be small, but his wit is large.  In order to escape the clutches of various woodland creatures - fox, owl and snake - the mouse convinces them he is meeting a fearsome character called the Gruffalo.  Mouse has great fun scaring each creature with a vivid description of this terrible being but always reminds us that "there is no such thing as a gruffalo."  Then who should he come across? Oh yes!  As mouse leads the gruffalo back past fox, owl and snake - their scared expressions lead gruffalo to believe it's the mouse that's a force to be reckoned with. The end result? Mouse is safe, and left in peace to eat his nut.

The sing song rhyming couplets and the repetition of descriptive details accompanied by Axel's witty illustrations, will soon have your child reading along with you.  And it's this which has made The Gruffalo in to such a classic book for children.

Once you have devoured this one, The Gruffalo's Child becomes a must.  Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have proved a successful team, click on his name to reveal their other collaborations and look carefully through the pages to find the gruffalo sneaking in to some unexpected places!

Enjoy!!

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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 the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo ...

Nitty Gritty

Format
Paperback
Pages
26
ISBN
9780142403877

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The Gruffalo 2013-01-25 20:34:32 Lucie Campbell
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Reviewed by Lucie Campbell    January 26, 2013

Love Love Love

The Gruffalo is one of our favourite books. It is so cleverly written and beautifully illustrated. My preschoolers love the rhymes the loveable characters especially the clever little mouse who outsmarts the Gruffalo.
A must read for younger children:)

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The Gruffalo 2011-11-30 11:19:32 nabbu
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Reviewed by nabbu    November 30, 2011

Rhyme and Repetition - match made in heaven!

This book has been read countless times in our household, and has been memorised by almost every member, and we find ourselves randomly chanting bits and pieces which we complete for each other. Great to read aloud, together at family reading time and lots of rhyming and repetition to keep the young ones entertained!

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The Gruffalo 2011-09-04 23:54:09 cara
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Reviewed by cara1979    September 05, 2011
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A sure fire hit

I knew my 20month old enjoyed this book but i didn't realise how much a part of our bedtime routine it had become until my husband and I caught ourselves reciting some of the lines to each other, "terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws" only to find that my little boy promptly walked over to his book shelf, picked up The Gruffalo and brought it over to us to read!

He loves this book so much and we have great fun reading it to him. Can't wait to give The Gruffalo's Child a go next!

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The Gruffalo 2011-07-01 12:14:51 Victoria Beale
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Reviewed by Victoria    July 01, 2011
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The Gruffalo

Every Christmas brings a glut of new books. My favourite Christmas brought me this book. This book is the modern day "The Hungry Caterpillar".

It is funny, it teaches you to be suspicious, it teaches you to wait for a surprise. But if you have not read it before, you will never guess just how clever this mouse is.

This is a clever writer. You, as the mother, are reading; you children look at the pictures and you are not. When they are older, they are reading and you look at the pictures. It is as if you have never read it before.

There is a reason this book was made into a stage play and has a sequel. It is simple - but it is funny and that is the secret to it's success.

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