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.
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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 Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson is one of today’s best-loved children’s authors. She was the U.K. Children’s Laureate 2011-2013 and has written over 100 books for children, including the international bestsellers The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Red… More about Julia Donaldson
Published by Dial Books Jan 27, 2005| 26 Pages| 5-3/4 x 8-3/4| 3-5 years| ISBN 9780803730472