The Gruffalo

The nation’s favourite monster. As epic as Bigfoot. From his terrible tusks to his terrible claws, we love every inch of him. He launched Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to instant fame. His book was voted Britain’s favourite bedtime story. And he has the shaggiest legs, the wartiest nose and the funniest rhymes anywhere! Psst: the little mouse walking in the forest doesn’t believe in the Gruffalo. But for the sake of little readers all over the world, thank goodness he really exists!

  • Winner of the Nestle Smarties Gold Award
  • A bestselling global picture book phenomenon
  • Perfect for rhyming aloud and sharing together
  • A modern classic with over 13 million copies sold

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  • Julia donaldson t 160

    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.

    Awards

    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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