The Gruffalo (Hardcover)

By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Dial Books, 9780803731097, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2005

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

List Price: 17.99*
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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. . . .

About the Author

Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.