The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

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Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud-a perfect gift for any special occasion!

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 217 x 270 x 4mm | 156g
  • Puffin
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142403873
  • 9780142403877
  • 872

Review Text

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an...
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Review quote

"Young readers will love the humor in this preposterous story. . . . Serve this one for a rollicking good time." - "School Library Journal"
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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the internationally bestselling author of many popular books for children. Her Smarties Prize-winning modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide, and the Halloween favorite Room on the Broom is a perennial best seller. In addition to children's books, she has written many children's plays and songs and runs regular storytelling workshops. She was the Waterstones Children's Laureate from 2011-2013.

Axel Scheffler is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed illustrator of some of the most well-loved children's books, including Julia Donaldson's best-selling modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in London.
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Rating details

39,482 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 61% (24,034)
4 25% (9,819)
3 10% (3,873)
2 3% (1,112)
1 2% (644)
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