The Gruffalo is a one of the modern classic and number one bestselling phenomenon across the world, 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.
The Gruffalo board book edition features redesigned cover with stunning visuals and large, 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 being patient and brave in a fun way they will remember!
Check out other popular Julia Donaldson storybooks with beautifully redesigned covers like “The Gruffalo’s Child”, “Monkey Puzzle”, “The Snail and the Whale”, “The Smartest Giant in Town”, “Room on the Broom”, etc. for more fun and awesomeness!