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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Illustrated edition edition (12 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230757456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230757455
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 1.8 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's creation is further brought to life by the many sounds of the deep, dark wood. Toddlers will love spotting the pictures that tell you which buttons to press and it helps hold their attention right until the end of the story. (Made for Mums)

About the Author

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-13 Waterstone's Children's Laureate, is one the UK's most popular children's authors. Her many award-winning picture books include THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7) and its sequel, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (978-1-4050-2046-6). Julia is always much in demand for her brilliant events at schools and literary festivals.

Axel Scheffler enjoys worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations. In addition to his picture books, Axel is also the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books such as the bestselling THE BEDTIME BEAR (978-1-4050-4993-1) and MOTHER GOOSE'S ACTION RHYMES (978-0-230-01814-3).


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Down on 26 Jun. 2014
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As the father of a 2 year old boy I now clock every visible button in a room within 5 seconds of walking into it. This is not becasue I wish to push them all (although a big red button would be irresistable) but because my son love, love LOVES buttons! Anything that he can press, he will, usually regardless of the associated effect of said button push.
Therefore this hardback book is one of his favourites. At this age he will press the buttons randomnly as I read the story but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment. The story has little icons placed throughout the pages that match the different sound effects and help to describe the story. As he gets older I'm sure he will enjoy pressing the buttons at the right time.
The in-built batteries are lasting well and the book is bound well, not suffering the spine separation that so many of his books have experienced.
In summary, a great book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Liz on 3 Oct. 2013
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I thought the book was perfect. so much better than I expected. my granddaughter loves it. especially being able to do the sounds while I read the story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Y. Andrusevich on 13 April 2014
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This gruffalo book is awesome no doubt. You can read and add the sounds where appropriate and just for fun, the rhyme is excellent as well. SInce we are raising a bilingual child and there is no such book in Russian (with sounds), I just printed russian text on self-stickign transparent film and added russian lines under each english line, so now we have it in two languages with those sounds :
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. E. Mathew on 7 Oct. 2013
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this is a very interactive book for my little one who loves to make the same noises as the buttons on the book.lovely little book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G N A on 22 Oct. 2013
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My grandson has not stopped playing with the Gruffalo's Child sound book. He just loves it and hasn't put it down yet.
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I received the book. Delivery was brilliant from Amazon as usual. I put it away as was a Christmas gift. On the day of unwrapping it was apparent that only one of the sound buttons worked. Lovely book with great illustrations but doesn't work as a sound book. Very disappointing. Never got round to sending it back unfortunately.
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My granddaughter was in raptures at this beautiful book.
Julia Donaldson always produces brilliant books which are colourful and encourage children to look at the pictures. Then they want to learn the words - result!
Well packaged and delivered on time.
Thank you
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By nikki pond on 23 May 2014
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I bought this as my son loves "the gruffalo" sound book, as a single item it's great but I wouldn't recommend buying both as most of the sounds are exactly the same.
That said he still loves it, I just feel slightly conned!
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