My First Gruffalo: Opposites by Julia Donaldson

My First Gruffalo: Opposites

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Part of the My First Gruffalo Series

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The Gruffalo and his friends introduce the key concepts of big and small, long and short, fast and slow. Lovely images make their points strikingly in this handsome, large-format book.

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My First Gruffalo: Opposites by Julia Donaldson

The launch of an exciting new Gruffalo baby and toddler series from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, featuring all your favourite characters from the Deep Dark Wood! Learn all about opposites with the Gruffalo in this bold, bright and chunky board book - one of four brilliant board books in the My First Gruffalo range. Other titles include Colours , Numbers and Animal Actions . All perfect for small paws!

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

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 seventy 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.

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Book Info


Board book
6 pages


Julia Donaldson
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

15th April 2011




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