The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

2005 Winner

National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Award

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15 September 2006
15 pages

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he?

The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again!

Read aloud by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton this audio CD will have children captivated.

The Gruffalo’s Child achieves the impossible – an even more endearing, witty and delightful book than its parent.

The Bookseller

A variation on the relationship between the canny mouse and the gentle but huge and ugly Gruffalo, so deliciously played out in The Gruffalo, is wittily recreated in this welcome encore.

The Guardian

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