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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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This is a great book modern fantasy about a little mouse who is walking through the forest. Every time he is approached by a predator he tells them that he is meeting is friend the Gruffalo there and describes for them a scary monster. Each time the predator is frightened and runs away. The mouse ends up running into a Gruffalo and tells the Gruffalo that he should be scared of the mouse. To prove his point, the mouse has the Gruffalo walk behind him through the forest. As they walk through all the predators run and hide. The Gruffalo thinks the mouse is scaring away the animals, but it is really himself from the stories the mouse had told earlier. ( )
  kvelin | Mar 17, 2015 |
This is such a sweet book about a little mouse. The little mouse was approached by a fox, an owl, and a snake - all of which wanted to eat the little mouse for lunch. The little mouse started to make up a story of a scary Gruffalo to scare the animals away by saying his favorite food involved the type of animal that they were. The mouse stumbles upon a real live Gruffalo who wants to eat him on a piece of toast. The mouse convinces the Gruffalo that he is the scariest creature of them all. This is a fantasy book. ( )
  karleesampson | Mar 2, 2015 |
I loved both the language and the illustrations of this book. The author uses rhyming to create a consistent tone throughout the book. "It's frightfully nice of you, Owl, but no--I'm going to have tea with a gruffalo." The images in the book allow the reader to gain a better sense of what the characters look like. When the mouse describes what the gruffalo looks like, the images allow you to see parts of the character and use your imagination to piece them together before seeing the whole gruffalo. The message of this story is to show children how they can use their wit to help them out in tough situations. ( )
  estree1 | Feb 26, 2015 |
A funny, rhythmic tale about a little mouse who becomes the scariest creature in the forest. through pretending to know the Gruffalo (a fake animal). Little does the mouse know that the "Gruffalo" is real! This story may be an excellent tool to use when talking about the animal kingdom or when practicing rhyme. This book falls under fantasy genre. ( )
  Ebarclift13 | Jan 20, 2015 |
My friend used this book in a teacher's strategy presentation and the class had to draw pictures of what they thought happened in the book including what they thought the Gruffalo looked like. What a hoot! ( )
  kimtk | Oct 18, 2014 |
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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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