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The Gruffalo's Child

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Part of the The Gruffalo Series

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“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.”
So begins the story of how a clever little mouse outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs to make his way through the deep dark woods. How will he do it? By inventing the gruffalo, a fearsome creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws. It’s a brilliant trick. The little mouse’s self-preservation is a witty scam that delights children time after time.

Winner of the 2007 Prima Baby and Pregnancy Reader Awards Best Buy for Toddlers Award.

For lots more information on the Gruffalo books, games and activities visit www.gruffalo.com

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The Gruffalo's Child Synopsis

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 best-selling, 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!

This edition features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Also available with redesigned covers are 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.

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ISBN: 9781509830404
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781509804764
Publication date: 21/04/2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509804764
Publication date: 21st April 2016
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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