The 10th anniversary edition of the Gruffalo hit the shelves just before Christmas.
The book has found huge success from its cute story line and fun characters, selling 10.5 million copies
worldwide, winning several prizes and coming to life on the screen and stage.
Written by writer and playwright Julia Donalson, the rhyming couplets bring the child through the story
with just the right amount of repetition to keep your kids memorized and keen.
The story, which follows a clever and creative mouse as he makes his way through the forest, is scary enough
to keep your kids on the edge of their seat and funny enough to see the glimpse of a cheeky smile at each turn
of the page as the mouse encounters and eludes several dangerous animals.
The clever mouse declines all offers from its predators to come to their house for a meal, telling them he is going
to dine with is friend the gruffalo, whose favorite food happens to be whichever animal is after the mouse.
The mouse describes the gruffalo as a monster and frightened that the gruffalo might eat them, each animal leaves
and the clever little mouse remains safe.
After the last predator leaves, the mouse thinks he has tricked them all with his invented monster, but suddenly
a real gruffalo appears and threatens to eat the mouse.
But, the mouse’s luck has not run out and he quickly tells the gruffalo that he, the mouse, is the scariest animal
in the forest and demonstrates to the gruffalo how everyone is afraid of him as the two walk through the forest,
encountering the animals the mouse had previously tricked.
Each is terrified by the pair of them and runs off. Exploiting this, the mouse threatens to eat the gruffalo, who himself
You can find the 10th anniversary edition online at amazon.com or at your local bookstore.
To further celebrate the 10th anniversary of this cute and clever book, alexandalexa.com are selling this fab
tee from Fabric Flavours, complete with an embroidered slogan ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Gruffalo?’, picture
of the clever mouse and gullible gruffalo, perfect for the books number one fans, your kiddies!