The gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

Book - 1999

A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Published
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers 1999.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill
ISBN
9780803731097
0803731094
0803723865
Main Author
Julia Donaldson (-)
Other Authors
Axel Scheffler (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations come together in this perfect read aloud—a perfect gift for any special occasion!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. . . .