The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Book - 2004
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The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he?

The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo . Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again!

Also available by the bestselling picture book partnership: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's, 2004.
ISBN: 9781405020459
Branch Call Number: j P ANIMALS DONALDSO
Characteristics: [32] pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scheffler, Axel


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Sep 13, 2014

This sequel to The Gruffalo is the original in reverse. Instead of a mouse going towards a gruffalo, the gruffalo's child sneaks out at night and looks for the Big Bad Mouse.
First, the illustrations are wonderful. They are colorful and the illustrator adds little touches to catch the eye such as the child's stick doll, little animals in the background, and texture.
This story is a wonderful example of the little child thinking she is braver than the adult. But once again, the Big Bad Mouse rules the day. My favorite part is when the child, now feeling less brave, runs back and snuggles with papa gruffalo and goes to sleep.
This story is adorable and not scary. It would be a fun book to read for the little ones, especially as a bedtime story. This book is also available in the Scot's Brogue version. I am looking forward to reading that!

Aug 05, 2014

My kids love this story!

Jun 22, 2011

A very cute book with the retelling of the Gruffalo story, from the Gruffalo's point of view.

Jul 14, 2008

This time the story is told by the Gruffalo, he tells his child about the time he met a Mouse in the deep dark woods, and how terrifying it was for him - not as great as the first one (The Gruffalo), but still a wonderful story with great pictures.


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May 28, 2014

dubeckyj thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 10

Jun 22, 2011

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Jul 14, 2008

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