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

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    Description'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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    Title
    The Gruffalo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 212 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333710937
    ISBN 10: 0333710932
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, EY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC, YFB
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M79
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12100
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Libri: ENGM3100, BILD4700, ENGL1805
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000, JUV019000
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Julia Donaldson is one of today's most popular children's writers. Her many best-selling picture book collaborations with Axel Scheffler include THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (978-1-4050-2046-6), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (978-0-333-98224-2) and CHARLIE COOK'S FAVOURITE BOOK (978-1-4050-3470-8). Julia also writes plays and songs, and is always in demand for her brilliant children's shows. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the children's book world, and has created many wonderful books for Macmillan. He has enjoyed particular acclaim for his work with Julia Donaldson, but is also the creator of fantastic novelty books such as THE TICKLE BOOK (978-1-4050-5363-1), as well as MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES (978-0-333-96136-0), a treasury of nursery rhymes and original stories.
    Review quote
    A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. (Booklist)
    Review text
    The action of this rhymed and humorous tale centers upon a mouse who "took a stroll/through the deep dark wood./A fox saw the mouse/and the mouse looked good." The mouse escapes being eaten by telling the fox that he is on his way to meet his friend the gruffalo (a monster of his imagination), whose favorite food is roasted fox. The fox beats a hasty retreat. Similar escapes are in store for an owl and a snake; both hightail it when they learn the particulars: tusks, claws, terrible jaws, eyes orange, tongue black, purple prickles on its back. When the gruffalo suddenly materializes out of the mouse's head and into the forest, the mouse has to think quick, declaring himself inedible as the "scariest creature in the deep dark wood," and inviting the gruffalo to follow him to witness the effect he has on the other creatures. When the gruffalo hears that the mouse's favorite food is gruffalo crumble, he runs away. It's a fairly innocuous tale, with twists that aren't sharp enough and treachery that has no punch. Scheffler's funny scenes prevent the suspense from culminating; all his creatures, predator and prey, are downright lovable. (Kirkus Reviews)