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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson


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Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of Room on the Broom, is a master at creating unique and memorable stories. One small mouse finds a way to outwit his predators by making up the scary Gruffalo … the Gruffalo is made up, right?

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

ISBN-13: 9780142403877
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/02/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 6,603
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

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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A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. (Booklist)

A rollicking good time. (School Library Journal)

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