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The Gruffalos Child Board book – Apr 2 2010


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Product Details

  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: PAN Macmillan Childrens Books; Illustrated edition edition (April 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230749615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230749610
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2 x 18.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2–In this sequel to The Gruffalo (Dial, 1999), the wide-eyed daughter of that story's title character decides to find the "Big Bad Mouse" that her father has told her so much about. "His eyes are like pools of terrible fire,/and his terrible whiskers are tougher than wire." With her stick doll tucked under her arm, the youngster enters the deep, dark woods and follows marks in the snow to snake, owl, and fox. When she finally finds a little mouse, she grabs him for a feast, but the clever creature tricks her into running away to the comfort of her sleeping father's arms. The full-color cartoons portray a suitably sympathetic child in the snow-filled woods. While children may appreciate the details (the stick doll, snake tracks in the snow, gruffalo child's cave drawings) in the art, lack of change from picture to picture and in perspective diminish its effectiveness. The plot, rhymes, and art are all slightly weaker than the original tale. Purchase this where the first book is popular.–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best-loved and most successful authors of children’s books. In addition to the Smarties Gold Award-winning THE GRUFFALO (978 0 333 71093 7), she has also collaborated with Axel Scheffler on THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN (978 0 333 96396 8), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (978 0 333 98224 2) and CHARLIE COOK’S FAVOURITE BOOK (978 1 405 03470 8). Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JO HALL on Oct. 31 2005
Format: Paperback
Our 19 month old son has enjoyed several of Julia Donaldson's stories. From being very small the rhyming of the stories has soothed him and as he grew older the amazing illustrations have captivated him. We laughed aloud when we first read this sequel to the gruffalo, all of our favourite characters were back again along with the clever little mouse. I cannot recomed this or any other of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's books highly enough, we hope that the pair will be publishing more books soon.
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By C. Baker on Nov. 14 2008
Format: Paperback
My daughter is 2 and a half...she absolutely loves this book! We read it at least 7 times in a row when she first got it! She has memorized every page...the rhythm and rhyming make it to catchy and easy! Beautifully done story...very funny and charming! We love Julia Donaldson and Axel S. together...hope they will put a christmas story out soon!
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We got this book because we bought the original and our son saw the "baby" gruffalo book and REALLY wanted it. Both our little boys (age 2 and 3.5) love the book, although we find that the big version of these books are favoured by the kids. The small size and durability is good for travel though.
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A story that is told in rhyme, with sly humor and clear, lively illustrations. Note: it is best to have already read "The Gruffalo" to get the full enjoyment of this story.
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My kids love this sequel to the gruffalo, we read it at least once a day! The pictures are great
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By jives on Sept. 28 2013
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Our toddler loved the gruffalo so much and this is a very sweet sequel. The wording is similar enough that she recognized that it was an extension of the same story.

I wish there was more in the series :)
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