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The Gruffalo and Other Stories

(A book in the Gruffalo series)
A collection of stories by

"A gruffalo? What's a gruffalo?"
"A gruffalo! Why, didn't you know? He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws." And so begins the story of a quick-witted mouse as he encounters a host of predators who seem to think he might make a tasty treat. As he ventures deeper into the deep dark wood, stumbling across a hungry fox, a not-so-wise owl, and a slimy snake, spinning ever-extraordinary yarns about the scary, scaly gruffalo, he quickly realises that the hungry beast he has been talking of isn't imaginary after all. A witty, sly little story that wrings giggles from the belly of the reader, The Gruffalo is both stylish and hilarious, simple in its execution, as it plays skilfully on a child's fears and then shows that even the most threatening of monsters are not always as scary as they seem. A combination of read-along-rhyme by Julia Donaldson and illustrations by Alex Sheffler which perfectly capture the atmosphere of the story, The Gruffalo is an excellent picture book for 3-5-year-olds to read along with their parents, and is certain to become something of a classic. --Susan Harrison

Genre: Children's Fiction    

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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Gruffalo and Other Stories CD
Author(s): Julia Donaldson
ISBN: 1-5098-5734-6 / 978-1-5098-5734-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Gruffalo and Other Stories 8 CD Box Set
Author(s): Julia Donaldson
ISBN: 1-5098-1827-8 / 978-1-5098-1827-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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