- ISBN 9780803730472 / 0803730470
- Title The Gruffalo
- Author Julia Donaldson
- Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
- Format Board Books
- Year 2005
- Pages 24
- Publisher Dial Books for Young Readers
- Language English
- Dimensions 148mm x 16mm x 184mm
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.
When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with “terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws.” But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is there? Sturdy pages and a cozy trim make this rhyming read-aloud perfect for preschoolers. Winner of the prestigious British Smarties Prize.
Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Axel Schefflerlives in London, England.