Date: March 2, 2006
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore
Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2
Dimensions (cm): 27 x 21.5 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.15
Two backlist favorites from all-star duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler!
Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud—a perfect gift for any special occasion!
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. . . .
- Winner of the prestigious British Smarties Book Prize
- Over 4 million copies in print worldwide!
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.