The Gruffalo

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Pan Macmillan, 2013 - Children's stories - 32 pages
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The complete story and original illustrations from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo, have been specially designed into an early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, Let's Read! The Gruffalo is intended to help and encourage children who are growing in reading confidence. Step into the deep dark wood and discover what happens when a quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

A mouse out for a walk in the woods must out-smart a monster who would like to eat him. Then he proceeds to out-smart every other animal that would like to eat him. Clever and fun. Read full review

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User Review  - jkibbey - LibraryThing

Its about a mosue that goes for a walk in the forest and makes up a fake animal called a gruffalo, but he is shocked when he really does meet this creature on his walk. This a a fantasy because there ... Read full review

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Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.

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