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The nation’s favourite bedtime story – now in a simpler format that helps you read it on your own. Hurray! This book has all the original text and complete artwork from Julia Donaldson’s classic rhyme. Only now it’s got a clearer page layout and typeface to give you a helping hand. If you already know the story, use your memory as a guide. Or if you don’t, you’ve got a huge treat ahead: enjoying it for the first time! Head into the Deep Dark Wood and meet the hairy Gruffalo. From his terrible tusks to his terrible claws, we love every inch of him.

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Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

February 28th, 2013

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Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

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  1. KENNY
    on 18 July 2015

    i think its a very good book. I feel great reading this book

  2. Love1237
    on 30 December 2014

    It for babies last year at my school we red it like 100 is ok and not for me

    3out of 5
  3. bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    My little brother loves this and all the rhymes in it. This is perfect for kids 5-6

  4. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is about a little mouse journeying across the woods.

  5. Rumaitha12
    on 8 March 2014

    An amazing book. I read it to my brother and he loved it.

  6. pawprint2
    on 8 March 2013

    I remember this from playschool only the cover not the story

  7. lmdrld
    on 8 March 2013

    This is about a gruffalo who wants mouse for his supper.

  8. fiery75orange
    on 7 March 2013


  9. ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    This is an unforgetable tale of a mouse that avoids predators by telling them about the gruffalo. I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    5out of 5
  10. samcharlie123
    on 5 March 2013

    Oh no, it’s a Gruffalo!

    This book is a classic for younger children.

    A hilarious book, well worth a read if you are a younger reader.

    5out of 5
  11. Too-Amazayn
    on 5 March 2013

    The book of my childhood, I will never tire of reading the Gruffalo

    5out of 5