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Celebrating 25 years of The Gruffalo and 20 years of The Gruffalo's Child! 

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These much-loved characters have been warming our hearts and sparking our imaginations for decades with their adventures in the deep dark wood and in 2024, will be celebrating two monster birthdays. The balloons are ready, the cake is baking and the presents are wrapped, so come and join the party!

The Books

Celebrate 25 years of The Gruffalo with a special birthday edition of this much-loved classic. Rediscover the timeless tale of the quick-witted mouse and everyone’s favourite monster, in this heartwarming adventure. Including bonus extra content to enjoy together, snuggle up and take a stroll through the deep dark wood with your little reader. Available now

The Gruffalo Sticker Book
is packed full of sticker scenes, matching activities, simple puzzles, colouring, sticker games and more - plus all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. The fun activities have been carefully designed to be just right for children aged 3+, with six pages of big, easy-to-use stickers - perfect for holidays, journeys and rainy days. Available now.

Celebrate the Gruffalo's 25th birthday with this brilliant board book including push, pull and slide mechanisms, based on the original story. Meet all of your favourite characters from the deep dark wood and bring the adventure to life! Available now.

Take a stroll through the deep dark wood to find out who is scared of the Gruffalo! Lift the flaps to see Mouse, Owl, Snake and Fox pop up off the page - and look out for the Gruffalo . . . With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Gruffalo: A Pop-Up Flap Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers. Available now.

Lift the flaps to join the party and celebrate a monster birthday! With a fun rhyming text based on a song by Julia Donaldson, and a surprise pop-up ending, Happy Birthday, Gruffalo! is the perfect way for preschoolers to celebrate 25 years of The Gruffalo. Available 18th July

Celebrate 20 years of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved classic with this special anniversary edition of the story, featuring bonus extra material. Available 10th October

Activity Pack

Have your very own Gruffalo party with this bumper activity pack! Little readers can create a Gruffalo birthday card, colour in a Gruffalo party scene, make their very own mouse mask and more!

Click here to download. 

PLUS! Keep your eyes peeled for even more exciting books, activity and celebrations planned for 2024...

Macmillan Children's Books