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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo (1999)

by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Series: Gruffalo (1)

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Un topini a spasso per il bosco pensa di tenere lontani i suoi naturali nemici quali la volpe e il serpente spaventandoli con l'invenzione di un temibile mostro che poi risulta essere vero. età di lettura 4-6 anni ( )
  cibiagioni | Apr 29, 2016 |
This is a rhyming book that comes back to vocabulary later on in the book to reinforce the learning of new words. The mouse meets other animals in the forest that would like to eat him and he makes up a creature that is supposed to meet to scare the predators away from him. This made up creature is then met deep in the woods, and walked back past those who he had met earlier. The mouse is then able to scare the Gruffalo back to where he came from proving he is "The Big Bad Mouse."

This was a great tale that uses rhyming to help learn new vocabulary with twists and turns that work out in favor of the little mouse.
  Starbeck | Mar 30, 2016 |
Loved this fun story of a clever mouse. I read this aloud to my students and they asked for it again and again in the weeks following. Some students had seen the movie, but not the book. It was great to teach them about how many movies are made from great books. This book could be used for rhyming, sequencing, math, art, and as part of an author study. ( )
  KatBarbie | Feb 28, 2016 |
33 months - a very fun read, O always loves anything remotely monster like. Repetitive but not too many repeats or too long winded... Just the right amount to appeal to the toddler without boring the parent. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
So much fun to read aloud! There's a nice rhyming rhythm.

Clever Mouse warns off potential predators (Fox, Owl, Snake) by describing the - he thinks - fictional Gruffalo. When the Gruffalo appears, Mouse thinks on his feet, telling the monster to follow along behind him and see how the other forest animals are afraid of him. Mouse's ploy works beautifully, and he is safe!

The illustrations are bright, full color, and interesting without being overly busy. In addition to the main characters, there are little background creatures like frogs, birds, and bugs who all react to the action in the story. ( )
  JennyArch | Jul 3, 2015 |
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Scheffler, AxelIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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For all at Auchterhouse Primary School
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A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood.
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A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .

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A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.

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