The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson
Illustrator Axel Scheffler

August 27, 1999 | Trade Paperback

The Gruffalo is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
The nation's favourite bedtime story! "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 . . . Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster is now a modern classic, and will enchant children for years to come.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.75 × 8.75 × 0.14 in

Published: August 27, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0333710932

ISBN - 13: 9780333710937

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful book! My 3 year old son loves this book. It is the perfect length for a good bedtime story. We love it so much we have bought it as gifts for friends!
Date published: 2009-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for your preschoolers bookshelf Both my son and I have loved this book! The pictures are gorgeous (they reminded me a lot of "Where the Wild Things are"), the story is so easy and fun to read, and it's full of birds and animals to mimic when you go through that phase where your kids love to tell you what noises any animal makes. The sequel is also fabulous. An excellent gift for any child.
Date published: 2008-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parent entertainment This is one of the few books that I look forward to reading my kids at bedtime. And I don't mind reading it night after night. Sometimes my husband comes to listen to this entertaining story as well. The sequel 'The Gruffalo's Child' is just as good. Both books are worth every penny.
Date published: 2008-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Book This is a classic story about a mouse who walks into the woods and the animals he meets along the way. The story is very cute and has a rythym and rhyme pattern to it that kids just love - It has been read over repeatedly in my classroom. The Gruffalo is a must have for any teachers or family collection !
Date published: 2006-06-19

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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson
Illustrator Axel Scheffler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.75 × 8.75 × 0.14 in

Published: August 27, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0333710932

ISBN - 13: 9780333710937

From the Publisher

The nation's favourite bedtime story! "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 . . . Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster is now a modern classic, and will enchant children for years to come.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, 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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Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5