Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud—now available as a board book
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.
For ages 3-5 years
- Board Book: 26 pages
- ISBN-10: 0803730470
- ISBN-13: 978-0803730472
- Dimensions: 5.88" x 0.59" x 7.31
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is a top selling author of children’s books with over 65 million books sold worldwide. Among her greatest successes are Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo and Stick Man (all illustrated by Axel Scheffler), What the Ladybird Heard (illustrated by Lydia Monks) and The Giant Jumperee (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury).
Julia lives in the UK with her husband Malcolm and divides her time between Sussex in the South and Edinburgh in Scotland.