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The Gruffalo - by Julia Donaldson

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About this item

Highlights

  • Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud--now available as a board book When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him!
  • 3-5 Years
  • 7.25" x 5.82" Board Book
  • 26 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Animals

Description



About the Book



A clever mouse uses his imagination to conjure up a vicious "gruffalo" to ruin the appetites of the hungry woodland animals he meets. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud--now available as a board book

When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with "terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws." But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is there? Sturdy pages and a cozy trim make this rhyming read-aloud perfect for preschoolers. Winner of the prestigious British Smarties Prize.



Review Quotes




A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. (Booklist)

A rollicking good time. (School Library Journal)



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.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.25 Inches (H) x 5.82 Inches (W) x .63 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-5 Years
Number of Pages: 26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Dial Books
Theme: Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Format: Board Book
Author: Julia Donaldson
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2005
TCIN: 11806625
UPC: 9780803730472
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-0646
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.63 inches length x 5.82 inches width x 7.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
94% would recommend
17 recommendations

Great book for toddlers

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hkm - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Adorable book, my kids ask to hear it over and over again!!
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Wonderful author

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Brandefive - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Unexpected & exciting book. Any books by this author are amazing! Also check out “The Smartest Giant in Town” & “Tge Gruffalos Child”
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Creative and fun

4 out of 5 stars
AA - 2 years ago
I really love the idea of this book—a mouse pretends to be meeting a “gruffalo” (a creature it made up) to scare away other animals from eating the mouse. Then it actually meets a gruffalo, and convinces the creature that all the other animals are scared of the mouse (they are actually scared of the gruffalo). But the mouse double fools everyone so now the gruffalo leaves the mouse alone too. It unwinds in a fun and creative way, and it’s a unique idea with a lot of fun pictures and details. But I find that actually following the storyline I described above is confusing for my young child (three years). It might be better for a slightly older child, but then it probably doesn’t need to be a board book.
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GREAT story

5 out of 5 stars
Gramof8 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I think my 4-year-old grandson is going to love this engaging story of a resourceful mouse. I did! The quality of the book is great, and the illustrations are wonderful.
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Love it !

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Tina - 3 years ago
Out of every book I own (which is a lot), this is one of my favorites. What a lovely story, with a twist at the end. My mother who is a very respected elementary school teacher was also impressed with it. 10/10 buy it!
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If your kids like Room on the Broom

5 out of 5 stars
Kminbr - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
We bought Room on the Broom at Halloween and my boys, 3 and 5, loved it. The three year-old pointed to The Gruffalo on the back cover and so I waited for the buy 2, get 1 deal at Target and ordered it. They love it too and as an adult, I love how clever the mouse it. Very entertaining.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jkp - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
We love reading this book!
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Scary for (some)toddlers

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lovestarget - 3 years ago
My kids (1&3) were scared of this book. Will be saving it for when they are older. The book is cute though
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Excellent children's story

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Gruffalo - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Sweet and fun children’s story.
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Just ok

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
stockings - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 3yo likes this book (though it’s almost a bit “scary” for her). I know this is a beloved book but I don’t personally care for the message
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Silly, cute book

5 out of 5 stars
Montana - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 22 month old just loves these books by Julia. Fun, lilting story with just the right amount of words on each page to keep her attention.
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A Must-Have

5 out of 5 stars
MillieB - 3 years ago
This is my favorite board book in our curated collection of favorites. It's funny, and the rhyme has a lot of personality when you read it. I recommend this book to everyone now!
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Adorable book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Crissy - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
My son loves this book and we read it often. It’s a cute story with some colorful characters and a witty little mouse.
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Funny, but needed a little explaining.

4 out of 5 stars
Mel - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Funny book. However, I did have to explain to my 3-year-old that all those animals were trying to eat the mouse and not just being nice and inviting him over for tea/lunch,etc since the language they use is very benign ("the mouse looked good" aka they want to eat the mouse). Also had to find a reason why the mouse scared off the gruffalo in the end and why they didn't become friends.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Amie - 4 years ago
My preschooler loved the story. He laughed and loved figuring out what would happen.
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The Gruffalo is the best!

5 out of 5 stars
gail - 4 years ago
The Gruffalo has a cadence that catches my grandkids' attention. It is a great book for young kids.
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You dont get the book cover shown

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dc2 - 4 years ago
I like the story and pictures in the book and would give it 5 stars. I dock a point as Target shows the old cover of the book, however, you get the new unattractive red cover with gruffalo.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JL - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
one of my son's favorite book
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Must Have Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
bookworm - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is one of my children's all time favorite books. So much so, that this mama has it completely memorized! Must have for every child's library. Makes a great gift!
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Wish it was a hard cover

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mk - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Everything we expected.
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