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3.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad but expected better, 14 Oct. 2012
Having already bought a number of books by the same author, I was expecting another masterpiece, however, my 3 year old and I were very disappointed. The pictures in the Gruffalo are very limited and don't give you much to spot/talk about. I was also not impressed with the language...for example "the mouse looked good" would suggest to most young children that the mouse was well behaved, however the author means that the mouse looked good enough to eat. I'm not sure why this book gets so many 5 stars as it is nowhere near as creative as for example The Snail and the Whale, Room on the broom or the absolute firm fave of my daughter...TIDDLER. In my opinion, the Gruffalo is overhyped so don't rush out to buy it.