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    The Gruffalo (Board book) By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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    DescriptionThis is a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So, imagine his surprise when he meets the Real Gruffalo...


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    Title
    The Gruffalo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Physical properties
    Format: Board book
    Number of pages: 26
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 265 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333965689
    ISBN 10: 033396568X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, BOB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.1
    DC21: 823.914
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: YBCH, YBCB
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3K79
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    Thema V1.0: YBCB, YBCH
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, (some colour )
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Campbell Books Ltd
    Publication date
    12 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Julia Donaldson teaches English and lives in Glasgow. Over the last two decades she has had many books published and her work has been performed on programmes such as PLAYSCHOOL and PLAYDAYS. She has written for BBC radio, the stage and record, and runs drama and music workshops for children. Axel Scheffler has had books published in over a dozen countries and is famous for his depiction of animals. He has illustrated several picture and board books for Macmillan, including TALES FROM ACORN WOOD, THE BEDTIME BEAR. Born in Hamburg, he now lives in London.
    Review text
    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)