The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition is a special edition of the number one bestselling and well-loved storybook, originally written by a British author and playwright Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, published in 1999 by Macmillan. “The Gruffalo” along with its sequel “The Gruffalo’s Child” together have sold over 25 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 100 languages.
This award-winning story is about an intelligent mouse who goes for a walk in a deep, dark jungle. To scare off his enemies, he comes up with a story of a mythical monster named the Gruffalo. Now, imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo. It is a perfectly structured story, humouring the readers as well as giving a thrill of the mock horror. It also gives a lesson that anything that appears scary is not necessarily bad, there is more to people than their outward appearance.
This special 20th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo is a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans – big and small! The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around deep dark wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including The Gruffalo Song lyrics, a Gruffalo quiz, tips for putting on a Gruffalo show – and more!
The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition features stunning visuals and adorable illustrations with simplified sentence structures and vocabulary which makes it an ideal storybook for young children to kindle their interest in reading. The signature rhyming and poetic sentences create a flow in the story that will keep the little ones going over them countless times and most importantly, this family favourite picture book will teach a very important life lesson about listening to their parent’s advice in a fun way they will remember!
Check out other popular Julia Donaldson storybooks with beautifully redesigned covers like “The Gruffalo”, “Monkey Puzzle”, “The Snail and the Whale”, “The Smartest Giant in Town”, “Room on the Broom”, etc. for more fun and awesomeness!