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The Gruffalo

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ISBN13: 9780142403877
ISBN10: 0142403873
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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....

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"Scheffler's gruffalo may seem a goofy hybrid of Max's wild things, but his cartoonlike illustrations build suspense via spot-art previews of the monster's orange eyes, black tongue and purple prickles until the monster's appearance in full." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[J]ust scary enough to tickle but not frighten youngsters. Serve this one for a rollicking good time." School Library Journal

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"The illustrations are grand, especially the uprooted tree trunk which looks just like a monstrous claw reaching out from the wood." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

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. . . .

Synopsis:

Adapted into an Oscar-nominated animated short, The Gruffalo features a sneaky mouse outwitting various forest animals who are anxious to gobble him up by scaring them off with tales of the ferocious Gruffalo. But what will the mouse do when the Gruffalo actually shows up?! With its bouncy pace and bright, silly illustration, this is perfect for storytime and read-along.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

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crowyhead, March 1, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is one of those perfect storytime books -- it rhymes, it's hilarious, and it provides a lot of opportunities for doing silly voices. The kindergarteners LOVED it.
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Helen Clarke, January 29, 2008 (view all comments by Helen Clarke)
My Aunt wrote this book so I may be biased but my kids and I love it. She has lots of others that are just as fun too!
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Teacher Laura, October 26, 2007 (view all comments by Teacher Laura)
I've been teaching a long time, and I don't know how I missed this one! My pre-k class loved the cleverness and creativity of the brave little mouse, and even a class of first graders were highly entertained by it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142403877
Author:
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Scheffler, Axel
Author:
Donaldson, Julia
Author:
Donaldson
Author:
Scheffler, Axel
Author:
Julia
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Boardbooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.54x7.86x.16 in. .31 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142403877 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Scheffler's gruffalo may seem a goofy hybrid of Max's wild things, but his cartoonlike illustrations build suspense via spot-art previews of the monster's orange eyes, black tongue and purple prickles until the monster's appearance in full." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[J]ust scary enough to tickle but not frighten youngsters. Serve this one for a rollicking good time."
"Review" by , "The illustrations are grand, especially the uprooted tree trunk which looks just like a monstrous claw reaching out from the wood."
"Synopsis" by ,

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. . . .

"Synopsis" by , Adapted into an Oscar-nominated animated short, The Gruffalo features a sneaky mouse outwitting various forest animals who are anxious to gobble him up by scaring them off with tales of the ferocious Gruffalo. But what will the mouse do when the Gruffalo actually shows up?! With its bouncy pace and bright, silly illustration, this is perfect for storytime and read-along.
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