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The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/12/2018)
Hardcover (2/7/2005)
Board book (1/27/2005)
Prebound (3/2/2006)
Hardcover, Korean (12/16/2019)
Hardcover (10/8/2015)
Hardcover (6/1/1999)
Paperback (4/21/2016)
Paperback, Vietnamese (1/1/2016)
Hardcover, Chinese (4/26/2013)
Paperback (7/1/2000)
Hardcover (9/1/2010)
Hardcover (4/27/2010)


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. . . .

Puffin Books, 9780142403877, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2006

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.