When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with "terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws." But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is there? Sturdy pages and a cozy trim make this rhyming read-aloud perfect for preschoolers. Winner of the prestigious British Smarties Prize.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I agree 100% with a previous user comment... Changing the text to Americanize phrases has completely altered the rhyme and flow of the book and makes it lose it's charm... Disappointed that Amazon didn't say where the book was edited, or offer another version. Would have never ordered if I knew that it was changed from the original that my kids love.
Wonderful accompaniment to the movie (which streams free on amazon prime). The story and movie have the same exact dialogue, which is pleasantly repetitious at times; our little one seems to love recognizing both the characters on the written page and on TV. Highly recommended.
Such a cute book!!! Love the artistry and the way the book is laid out. Children can easily predict the pattern to the pages. Also, the story itself is ADORABLE! And even as a grown up I was surprised at the ending. HA! I had friends who had read this book when they were young and when they heard I had never read it, told me I needed to get it but didn't tell me how the story ended. I thought it was really adorable and showed how smart you can be even if you are little and people discount you.
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