Written on: 27/04/2009 by probooklover (1 review written)
Brilliant book. I'm new to it, only discovered it after reading this article where Julie Donaldson talks to Axel Sheffler - the illustrator responsible for The Gruffalo - http://www.wbqonline.com/feature.do?featureid=273
Written on: 21/02/2009
i loved The Gruffalo,Its very funny, and so did the children as i work in a playwork setting!
Written on: 06/11/2008
My daughter (her dad & I) love this story so much we have now bought many more Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler books and all are brilliant. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2008
I work with children from 2 up and they love 'The Gruffalo', i haven't found one that doesn't. They love repeating all the words and looking to see what animal it is. I've ended up reading it every story time because they love it so much! Worth every penny. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008 by SuffolkShopper (6 reviews written)
Julie Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo; a charming and engaging story written in iambic pentameter it's fun to read and a kid's favourite. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2007 by bml88 (10 reviews written)
So the mouse outwits the woodland creatures even the scary Gruffalo. The rhyme scheme works really well and the story has a great completeness about it. The illustrations really work - this is a classic.
This is a fab book - it's never too early to buy for your children - this became my son's favourite book when he had just turned one - OK he couldn't read it but he loved the pictures and hearing the story - Tip - buy the hardback version if you are buying for very little ones.
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Written on: 07/09/2006 by andyv (17 reviews written)
Fox, Owl and Snake all try and entice the mouse into what could be a trap - but the mouse is just too clever - the kids love it. Try reading The Griffalo with different voices for each of the animals - do it once and they do not forget! I always found the mouse was a little bit camp, the snake had a lisp, the fox was a bit "noel coward" and the owl twit-twooed his way through. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2006 by stopchurchill
What a wonderful book! The mouse is a cunning little creature- unlikely hero. Who manages to scare a big gruffalo away by convincing him that all the other animal in the wood are afraid of him- in actual fact they are afraid of the Gruffalo standing behind him!!!!
Work of genius. This is a bedtime tale that will never tire!!!! (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by quiltedcamel (1 review written)
"A MOUSE TOOK A STROLL THROUGH A DEEP DARK WOOD.
A FOX SAW THE MOUSE AND THE MOUSE LOOKED GOOD"
We bought The Gruffalo some time ago, and from the start it was a hit with little lady.
Having recently bought tickets for the live theatre production, it has once again become a "must read every night" book, and I for one, am not complaining.
The story follows the adventures of a little mouse who goes for a walk "through the deep dark wood", and meets up with a fox, who invites... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2005 by rappinhood (12 reviews written)
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good
This is the start of the popular children's story written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Alex Scheffler.
A mouse goes for a walk in the woods. He meets an owl, a snake and a fox, who invite him for lunch. The mouse wisely suspects that he might be the main course and refuses, saying that he's lunching with the gruffalo. He describes some of the gruffalo's more offputting features to... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2005 by jenko1 (1 review written)
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schffler is easy for children to remember, in fact after reading it to my daugther she remembered the whole story and she is only 2 years old. (read more)
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