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Review: The Gruffalo

Title: The Gruffalo
Authors: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Publisher: MacMillan Childrens Books
ISBN: 978-0-33-71093-7

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell

Winner of the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, The Gruffalo is a wonderful children's book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The rhyming prose tells the story of a little mouse who takes a walk in a deep dark wood and comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake and a Gruffalo. His quick-thinking gets him out of trouble.

Young children will love both the tale and the colour illustrations. The Gruffalo has become a regular reading request for my two year old and I’m sure will have the same effect on other youngsters.

There is also a ‘The Gruffalo Colouring book’ and ‘The Gruffalo Activity book’ in the series for children to continue the fun, and the website www.gruffalo.com for more Gruffalo activities and games.

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