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Happy 15th Birthday to The Gruffalo, the most popular picture book of the present century! Millions of children around the world have enjoyed the joke as the Little Mouse outsmarts the ferocious but not very clever or brave Gruffalo. There’s a lot of excitement, a bit of fear and a wonderful resolution which brings with it a smile to all readers’ faces. This anniversary edition also includes memories of how the book came into being –warts and all!
A new, limited edition of The Gruffalo, the nation's favourite picture book. Fifteen years after it was first published, the award-winning story of a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood continues to delight children and adults the world over.
Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture book partnership ever, and translated into over fifty languages, The Gruffalo is a genuine modern classic. Join in the Gruffalo's birthday celebrations with this new edition, which comes complete with exclusive bonus content, including early drawings from Axel's sketchbook, some of which have never been seen before, and a new specially written foreword from Julia herself. Look out for The Gruffalo's Child tenth anniversary limited edition!
For lots more information on the Gruffalo books, games and activities visit www.gruffalo.com
|Publication date:||2nd January 2014|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
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 ...More About Julia Donaldson
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