- ISBN 9780142403877 / 0142403873
- Title The Gruffalo
- Author Julia Donaldson
- Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
Animal Stories (children's/ya)
- Format Paperback
- Year 1999
- Pages 26
- Publisher Puffin Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 200mm x 4mm x 268mm
A clever mouse uses his imagination to conjure up a vicious “gruffalo” to ruin the appetites of the hungry woodland animals he meets. Full color.
A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .
Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Axel Schefflerlives in London, England.