The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud. When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with "terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws." But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there's no such…

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, book review by Nikki Temkin

“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.”

Talented Donaldson has written many beloved award-winning children’s books, but The Gruffalo is perhaps her best-known. Can you believe that it is already 25 years old. There’s just something about reading this out loud to your kids, or with them, the way it rhymes, the sense of humour, that make it an all-out forever favourite of ours. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! A modern classic children’s book, it’s a non-negotiable in your bookshelf.

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