The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

by JuliaDonaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)


"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 ...


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Published: 27 Aug 1999

ISBN 10: 0333710932
ISBN 13: 9780333710937
Children’s book age: 0-5 Years
Book Overview: The nation's favourite bedtime story!
Prizes: Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1999 and Smarties Book Prize 0-5 Category 1999. Shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Award 2000.

Media Reviews
A rollicking good time. (School Library Journal)
A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. (Booklist)
Author Bio
Julia Donaldson (Children's Laureate 2011-2013) is a household name. Her wonderful stories are part of every contemporary family's life, through her bestselling books and brilliant live shows. She writes award-winning fiction, poetry, plays and songs as well as the picture books for which she is best known, including ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, THE PAPER DOLLS - and THE GRUFFALO. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Edinburgh and West Sussex. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the children's book world, and has created many wonderful books for Macmillan. He has enjoyed particular acclaim for his work with Julia Donaldson, but is also the creator of fantastic novelty books such as THE TICKLE BOOK (978-1-4050-5363-1), as well as MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES (978-0-333-96136-0), a treasury of nursery rhymes and original stories.