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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake... and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781509830398
Barcode 9781509830398
Published 28 March 2017 by Pan Macmillan
Format Board Book, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Illustrated by Scheffler, Axel
Series The Gruffalo
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ISBN-13 9781509830398
ISBN-10 1509830391
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 28 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Board Book, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Illustrated by Scheffler, Axel
Series The Gruffalo
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Character Books
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Animal Stories
Baby Books
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 192mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 332g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 772625

Description of this Book

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake...and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo! This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning new cover design and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking new cover designs are: The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Nestle Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1999 (UK)
NZ Review A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. * Kirkus * A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. * Booklist * The Gruffalo is, indeed, a good candidate for a classic, and a book I would definitely recommend * The Book Bag *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Christmas Bear and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.

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