The Gruffalo

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Dial, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
12 Reviews
A clever mouse outsmarts his predators by telling them his good friend the gruffalo -- "a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in his terrible jaws" -- will eat them. When the imaginary monster actually appears, the mouse manages to outsmart him as well. This humorous, rhyming story is complemented by charming watercolor illustrations.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The action of this rhymed and humorous tale centers upon a mouse who "took a stroll/through the deep dark wood./A fox saw the mouse/and the mouse looked good." The mouse escapes being eaten by telling ... Read full review

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User Review  - MMLefferts - Borders

This is an excellent book - the rhymes make it engaging for even the youngest babies, but the writing is clever enough to keep adults interestested. There are many opportunities for parents to use ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Axel Schefflerlives in London, England.

Axel Scheffler lives in London, England.