What is The Gruffalo? It sounds like the title of a Dr. Seuss book, but it’s not. Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this book explains the smallest of critters can outsmart the largest and most dangerous of monsters.
I can’t believe I am just now discovering this book. It was published in Great Britain in 1999 and is translated into 50 languages. It’s “A Beloved Read-Aloud with 4 Million Copies Sold Worldwide.” Make that 4 million and one copies sold.
Check out the website for The Gruffalo and peruse information on The Gruffalo short film, The Gruffalo stage adaption, and fun Gruffalo items to purchase. I really want a Gruffalo Trunki and the garden clogs. If only they were my size or ML’s size and available for purchase in the United States…
Also, play the free online games: Find Your Name, Monster Maker, Jigsaw Puzzle, Foot Print Match. I can’t wait to tell Ml about all the Gruffalo things I discovered. I see a movie night in our future.
Most importantly, read the book. It’s one of ML’s “Read-it-Again” choices.