• The Gruffalo
  • The Gruffalo
ISBN: 0333710932
EAN13: 9780333710937
Language: English
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.24" H x 10.39" L x 8.35" W
Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud

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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   Not my "favourite" version...
Changing the text to Americanize phrases makes the book lose it's charm, I agree with a previous user comment. I was disappointed that Amazon didn't say where the book was edited or offer another version. I wouldn't have ordered it if I knew that it was different from the original.
   If you want to scare your child, sure, buy this dated, ugly fairy tale
I bought it at the recommendation of a family member who is a teacher. A mouse outwits a fox, owl, and snake by frightening them off with a story of a made- up beast called the Gruffalo. The Gruffalo turned out to be a lie and wanted to eat the mouse. The mouse tricks the Gruffalo and ends up alone, as it evidently wanted to be. My normally brave child was frightened and confused by the central messages of this book. It was very difficult to sleep tonight. I didn't need this two days before kindergarten starts. I don't like this book. It is yet another book where the characters are male for no apparent reason.
   Great story
I wanted to buy the book for my little one because my bigs used to watch this movie all the time. We were very excited to open the book and read it. Half the book is upside down and the pages are out of order. We will request a refund.
   The Words are Different!!
I don't understand why there would be two different versions of a book. I was expecting a different version. The words were not the same as what we fell in love with. When we read it to my son, the illustrations are the same as they were when we were younger.
   Great story
I knew I would like the story because we watched it. My daughter didn't like the scary looking graffalo on the TV screen, which made me love the book even more. She can see that it is harmless by touching it on the book. It's another ugly picture and it's in a wonderful story. The cover of this book has dents and white spots where the red had been rubbed off, which is not good. The story beats it all, so not even that could take a star out. My toddler will eventually peel it.
   Watch the video on amazon prime to
Love the story line and the illustrations in the book. The 30 min cartoon made from this book is available on Amazon prime video. I bought the book because it was so cute and made me smile. I read this story to my 3, 4, and 5 year old niece while we were camping. There are lots of laughs. The board book is large and has taken a beating.
   Must Have!
Both Julia Donaldson books we own are wonderful, even though our little boy is too young to understand them. The books were like haiku. They teach a little lesson. In the case of The Gruffalo, it shows the importance of staying calm under pressure. The importance of a strong relationship is taught in Room on the Broom. These books are must have's for any child's literary collection. We will continue to expand our collection of her books in the future, as her new book, The Snail and the Whale, is on its way.
   Lovely, catchy book
This book is wonderful. I don't know how I missed it, but my 3- yr- old loves it and my 12- month old loves it too. The rhymes and cadence are lovely and he has memorised most of the good parts. We like to read a book, then watch a movie. Then we read the book and watch it. The book is fun and clever. I am thinking of the lines at work.
   Little ones (& dad/Mom) love it!
When I saw the book, it was a must have for my kids, because we are big fans of this short movie. I was worried about the length keeping my 2.5 year old's attention, but it is perfect. Not too long, but still including important details. We enjoy reading it and use different voices to distinguish the characters. This will be read many times over the years.