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The Gruffalo's Child Board book – 28 March 2017
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The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.
But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he?
The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture-book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again... and again!
This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!
Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are:
The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
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The Gruffalo’s Child achieves the impossible - an even more endearing, witty and delightful book than its parent. ― The Bookseller
- Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books (28 March 2017)
- Language : English
- Board book : 24 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1509830405
- ISBN-13 : 978-1509830404
- Reading age : 2 years and up
- Dimensions : 15.4 x 2 x 19.2 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 13,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 December 2021
Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler books are works of art. The stories are written beautifully, rhyming with a rhythm that sets the pace. This ensures that as an adult I do not get bored reading the same stories over and over again as the more familiar the story becomes the more I can work on my expression and how I deliver giving me almost as joyful an experience as that of my son listening to them. I feel excited when he brings me a book and then we can have a short bonding session over the story before he goes off to play again. The books describe simple everyday scenes and experiences that a child might encounter helping them make sense of the world around them, mixed with magical characters like dragons, witches, Santa etc.
Alex Schefflers artwork is beautiful complements the stories perfectly. The same characters often pop up in different books, whether it be the Gruffalo Child’s stick man in his own story or simply a squirrel and a frog. This helps my son who is fifteen months old develop his own narrative. He does not understand the words I am reading but gets plenty from the rhythm and my intonation whilst building his own story and understanding from the pictures, he is always pointing different characters out to me or finding them when I ask where they are. He loves books and I think that these books enhance a joy of reading and learning. He brings the books to me time and time again.
Like the Gruffalo, the rhythm and pace of this book makes it a joy for me to read over and over again. That way I can keep each retelling fresh and interesting for both me and my son.
But please dont make any more kate winslet audiobooks or to whoever is producing them her reading style is so uncomfortable and highwired!!! She sounds like a constantly annoyed yorkshire woman-Amazon please get a cute voiced reader for audiobooks please, a voice thats soft and friendly.