Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read-aloud
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, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobby 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�E€�Es no such thing as a Gruffalo. . . .
Date: March 2, 2006
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore
Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2