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Jan 27, 2005
| 3-5 years
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Jan 27, 2005 | ISBN 9780803730472 | 3-5 years
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 bookWhen 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.
Julia Donaldson is one of today’s best-loved children’s authors. She was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011–2013 and has written more than 100 books for children, including the international bestsellers The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Her books have received numerous awards, including the… More about Julia Donaldson
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)
Smarties Book Award
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