Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
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A crafty little mouse outsmarts predators by frightening them off with descriptions of the fictitious Gruffalo. Gruffalo is due to meet him any moment and his favourite food is the creature who wants to eat mouse.
Mouse chuckles to think how silly they are believing him. But mouse is in for a surprise as a real Gruffalo turns up and mouse is his favourite food! Cool headed mouse tells Gruffalo that in fact he is the scariest creature in the wood and he can prove it if Gruffalo cares to take a walk with him.
Strangely he is right! Poor Gruffalo doesn’t know its him everyone is scared of not mouse. Sly mouse tells him that his favourite food is Gruffalo crumble! What will happen next?
A fun well rhymed tale with repetitions children will enjoy. Delightfully illustrated with lots of extra details that little ones will enjoy pointing out.
Clever and memorable, a book which will be read many times over. This is the first book in the Gruffalo series.
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- First published: Macmillian Children’s Books, 1999
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books; 7 edition
- Publication Date: 27 Aug 1999
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0333710932
- ISBN-13: 978-0333710937
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 27 cm
- Age Range: 3-7 years
The Gruffalo by Julian Donaldson and Axel Scehffler. Produced by Phoebe Hubbard
“My sister Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us. A wind-up gramophone wafted out Chopin waltzes.”
This creativity led to a career in singing and song writing, mainly for children’s television.
Axel Scheffler is a prolific illustrator of award winning children’s books. He has illustrated a number of highly successful books, including Muddle Farm, and his novelty books such as The Bedtime Bear are bestsellers too. His books have been translated into 42 languages.