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The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Part of the The Gruffalo Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers Star Books

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This special 20th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo is a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans - big and small!

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

“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.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Other Info

There's a lovely activity pack with special anniversary puzzles and ideas to download here!

Visit www.gruffalo.com to find out how you can help
the Gruffalo celebrate his 20th birthday! www.gruffalo.com

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The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition Synopsis

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around deep dark wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo Song lyrics, a Gruffalo quiz, tips for putting on a Gruffalo show - and more!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon around the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children over the past twenty years, and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition Press Reviews

Utterly satisfying - Times

Pure magic - Daily Express

One of the best picture books ever written - Sun

A modern classic - Observer

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ISBN: 9781509894130
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509894130
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading
Recommendations: Star 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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