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The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book [Illustrated] [Board book]

Julia Donaldson , Axel Scheffler
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Book Description

5 Mar 2004 Jigsaw Book
Everyone loves the Gruffalo, now available in a special novelty board book edition, including six twelve-piece jigsaw puzzles. Children will have hours of fun assembling six favourite scenes from the book, while they read the original story -- complete and unabridged. A fun activity page completes a wonderful gift, bound to hit the spot with any young child.

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Product details

  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Illustrated edition edition (5 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405034963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405034968
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 21.6 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.

The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide, was voted Great Britain's favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1 on Christmas Day 2009. The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom are now also films, with Room on the Broom shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2014. Julia Donaldson's most recent books with Axel Scheffler include Superworm (2012), Highway Rat (2011), Tabby McTat (2010), Stick Man (2009) and Tiddler (2008).

Julia Donaldson has also published work with David Roberts, Nick Sharratt, Emily Gravett, Rebecca Cobb, and Lydia Monks. Her collaboration with Lydia Monks began in 2003, with the first collection of Princess Mirror-Belle stories. The fabulously glittery Sugarlump and the Unicorn is their sixth, and most recent, picture book collaboration. She also writes poems, plays, songs and fiction for older children and, together with her husband Malcolm, has performed her wonderful stage shows all over the world.

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About the Author

Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over twenty languages. He has enjoyed particular success in his picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, but is also the best-selling illustrator of novelty books such as THE TICKLE BOOK (0 333 78151 5). Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's bestselling writers of children's books. Her many successful titles for Macmillan include other collaborations with Axel Scheffler such as ROOM ON THE BROOM (0 333 90338 2), MONKEY PUZZLE (0 333 72000 8) and THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN (0 333 97206 6). Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pointless cash in 1 Mar 2005
Format:Board book
The Gruffalo is a wonderful book, in my opinion the best children's book of recent years. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
However, this book seems to be a rather pointless cash in. On the plus side it is the full Gruffalo story with all the original illustrations and each illustration is also a jigsaw.
However, jigsaw books are a bit difficult to read as the jigsaw pieces tend to fall out. The only way to read the book is on the floor or at a table. This works best if the child can read. However, the jigsaws are only 12 pieces each and the illustrations are so rich that they are very easy to complete - they would be within the capabilities of many two-year olds.
My son was bought this book as a present (we already own a copy of the book) and after 10 minutes of interest the book has been consigned to a shelf where I suspect that it will stay.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good 5 May 2009
Format:Board book
We hadn't read Gruffalo before getting this book, and the only previous book by this team is Smartest Giant in Town (which we like). We actually got this for our two-year-old in preparation for a plane trip back to the States, and it did its job.
We wanted this particular version because our girl loves her puzzles, and this is kind of a classic over here on top of that. (Nobody in the US had heard of it, though everyone thought the Gruffalo looked like a beast from Where The Wild Things Are.) She loves the book, the puzzles were just her speed, and the pieces are staying in the pages so far.
No regrets whatever!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story 18 Aug 2006
Format:Board book
What a wonderful book, The jigsaws fit tight so that they don't fall out whilst you're reading the story. My 4yr old cant get enough of it and thankfully I don't get bored reading it. A joy, lots of fun
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why not get the soft back book? 15 Jun 2013
By Caterina VINE VOICE
Format:Board book
If you are thinking of buying the jigsaw version of the Gruffalo, or indeed any other jigsaw version of a successful children's book, as a present for a child other than your own (which is the market at which I suspect that these books are aimed) then I would urge you to take your money and instead buy a normal copy of the book, either a soft back or a board book.

Over the years we've been given several of these jigsaw books, including this one, by kind relatives and they have quickly been consigned to the limbo of unwanted toys. The jigsaw pieces are thin and flimsy and far too difficult for small hands with limited co-ordination to fit together. (Obviously how co-ordinated your child is will depend on the child, but I have found my under 5s unable to manage such flimsy pieces.) The pieces bend very easily. Children rip them out and can't put them in again - cue lost pieces, and pieces scattered all over the place. If you stand the book up on a shelf, then when you take it down and open it up, the pieces at that page often fall out. If you try to tuck it into a front facing bookcase like the Tidy Books ones, the book is too fat for comfort. Its an appallingly ungrateful thing to say, but my heart just sinks whenever we receive one of these books. I just know they'll end up largely unused, and causing frustration when they are used.

The Gruffalo is a lovely book - why not just buy an ordinary copy? That way you'll save some money, too, that you can spend on an ordinary copy of another book for the under 4 age group - perhaps The Tiger Who came to Tea, or We're Going on a Bear Hunt. (By the way I wish I could review the Bear Hunt jigsaw book - I am not sure why this is shown as unpublished, and so unreviewable, when I've had a copy of it for a month.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 4 Dec 2009
By Ems mum
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
My daughter loves the gruffalo so when I saw this I thought she would love it. It is a beautifully made hardback version of the book with a large jigsaw on each page. Looks as if you have paid a fortune for it.

As it's a christmas pressie can't tell you at this stage how it fairs in 2 year old hands but it certainly looks a fab pressie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book 10 April 2014
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Bought for Grandson for Easter.He has not received it yet but i am sure he will like it. The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea. 30 Dec 2013
By Tina
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Really liked the idea of combining a book and a jigsaw in one. My friends little boy thought it was great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gruffalo Jigsaw book - a brilliant gift 3 Dec 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
A really beautifully presented version of the story with puzzles to challenge those children who might think they are just that bit too grown up!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book
My 4year old granddaughter LOVES this book and can do the jigsaws with a little help. Everyone loves the Gruffalo story and this enriches it.
Published 8 months ago by Tiptreelinda
5.0 out of 5 stars Another big hit providing hours of fun for a four year old
As with all the Gruffalo books, this jigsaw really appeals to our four year old great-nephew in France and has kept him entertained for hours.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs C, Northumberland
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book
Bought as a present for a young reader who loves puzzles, The Gruffalo Jigsaw Book was a big hit. The book is hardy and has withstood not the gentlest of handling!
Published 11 months ago by J. N. Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars great
A really lovely jigsaw book my grandchildren just love it, if you love the gruffalo you will adore this jigsaw book
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. L. E. Powditch
5.0 out of 5 stars Gruffalo Jigsaw book
Just what i expected, very good for my child as she loves doing jigsaws and she hasn't put it down since she recieved it for Christmas.
Published 15 months ago by Shaun Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars christmas present
bought as present. seen other jigsaw books before and they liked them. Delivered when expected hope iot is what they want
Published 16 months ago by Mickey
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Good quality. Lovely item and lots to do and read. Great stocking filler and puzzles feel sturdy. Great great great
Published 16 months ago by Star
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely book
The book was fun and educational. My 2 year old had lots of fun, and was able to do the puzzles with a little help. Read more
Published 20 months ago by ceri
4.0 out of 5 stars puzzling
Good item.
Engaged my grandson soon as he opened it.
The idea of the puzzles being in the book is
good as the pieces are less likely to get lost.
Published 21 months ago by anamazon
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