The Gruffalo


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.