The Gruffalo's Child Paperback – Illustrated, 2 Sep 2005
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Donaldson's rhyming text reads aloud like a dream... cleverly laid visual cues... Altogether a spine-tingling, mock-scary delight... -- Books for Keeps, November 2004 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Bestselling sequel to the smash-hit picture book, The GruffaloSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations are wonderful, with the attention to detail just as clever as the original story, which makes up for the fact, its sadly not quite as brilliant as "The Gruffalo". But nevertheless, its an all time classic in our house, loved by the children and grownups alike! How many other parents must there be who can recite the whole story by heart? Bedtime isnt bedtime without the gruffalo and that cunning big bad mouse!!
It will not make much sense if you have not read the gruffalo, so make sure you read that first before this book.
Al the same characters are there from the original book, and this is quite funny too. The illustrations are marvellous and there are some very funny drawings, like the mouses snowman that will also entertain small children.
All your old friends from the first book are here, the fox, owl, snake, mouse and Gruffalo (who sleeps through the whole thing!). However, there is the addition of a young girl Gruffalo who goes off on an adventure in search of the "big bad mouse" she has heard stories about. My daughter loves this "baby gruffalo".
The smartest character in the story is, of course, the mouse who may be the smallest character in the "deep dark wood" but is certainly not lacking in brain power. His way of dealing with the curious young Gruffalo has led to some fun games with shadows in our house.
This is a great story to read aloud. My two girls are 1 and nearly 3 and they both love it. It is a very good children's book, and nearly as good as the original Gruffalo story, which is saying something as sequels so often disappoint. We would probably give this four and a half stars if we could. It is very good, but not quite as good as good as Gruffalo 1.
Written in the same rhyming style and with the same fantastic illustrations, this book is sure to delight adults and children. Maybe not quite as cool as the first book but still worth every penny of the asking price.
Buy it - you won't regret it (and the kids might like it too!)
"My favourite bit in this book is when the Gruffalo's child starts to worry about what is behind him... I think the story is great... I would like this book to be in all school libraries. Thank you to the author!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As always with Julia Donaldson you know the story is going to become an all time favourite of both you and your child . Read morePublished 3 days ago by sarah
Another brilliant title form Julia Donaldson. Good for early years readers and parents alike.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very prompt delivery. A lovely Julia Donaldson book. Would definitely recommend.Published 15 days ago by Reb86591
I purchased this book together with three others, all books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. All board books look wonderful. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
The toddler absolutely loves it, good story they can keep up with. Makes bedtime less of a chore for both parties. Recommend.Published 27 days ago by Sam A.
I have 2 grandsons, 2 and 4 years they love this book and get it out every time they visit. They love the story and illustrations. Would recommend.Published 1 month ago by mrs t.
Given to friends who have recently become new parents as part of a 'twins arrival' gift - and very well received!Published 1 month ago by Borders King