The Gruffalo (Board Book)

He has terrible tusks and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws! Luckily, the fearsome Gruffalo doesn’t really exist – does he? When a little mouse scares off some hungry woodland predators with his stories of a big, bad Gruffalo, he feels safe in the knowledge that this huge, hairy monster is only make-believe. But when the Gruffalo suddenly appears and wants to gobble him up, the quick-thinking mouse must outsmart him in an ingenious way! Julia Donaldson’s classic rhyming story of wit and imagination is now available in a durable board book edition to enjoy again and again.

Winner of the Nestle Smarties Gold Award.

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  • This is about a massive gruffalo and a small mouse.

    9 March 2014

  • loved it

    This is an unforgetable tale of a mouse that avoids predators by telling them about the gruffalo. I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    6 March 2013

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  • Julia donaldson t 160

    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Axel scheffler t 163

    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.

    Awards

    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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