The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

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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 a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

Read by Imelda Staunton, this audio CD brings to life the animals that live in the deep, dark wood . . .
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • CD-Audio
  • 125 x 141 x 10mm | 90g
  • Macmillan Digital Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1405005181
  • 9781405005180
  • 11,980

Review quote

A modern classic. * Observer * One of the best picture books ever written. * Sun *
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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.
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Rating details

30,638 ratings
4.46 out of 5 stars
5 64% (19,460)
4 24% (7,409)
3 9% (2,801)
2 2% (640)
1 1% (328)
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