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The Gruffalo's Child Paperback – March 1, 2007
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PreSchool-Grade 2–In this sequel to The Gruffalo (Dial, 1999), the wide-eyed daughter of that story's title character decides to find the "Big Bad Mouse" that her father has told her so much about. "His eyes are like pools of terrible fire,/and his terrible whiskers are tougher than wire." With her stick doll tucked under her arm, the youngster enters the deep, dark woods and follows marks in the snow to snake, owl, and fox. When she finally finds a little mouse, she grabs him for a feast, but the clever creature tricks her into running away to the comfort of her sleeping father's arms. The full-color cartoons portray a suitably sympathetic child in the snow-filled woods. While children may appreciate the details (the stick doll, snake tracks in the snow, gruffalo child's cave drawings) in the art, lack of change from picture to picture and in perspective diminish its effectiveness. The plot, rhymes, and art are all slightly weaker than the original tale. Purchase this where the first book is popular.–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's creation is further brought to life by the many sounds of the deep, dark wood. Toddlers will love spotting the pictures that tell you which buttons to press and it helps hold their attention right until the end of the story. Made for Mums --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Rushed to buy it and never regretted the purchase. Both my girls know the story by hard and although cannot read yet (3yo), they read it out loud with me every time.
It is a great story about a mouse who, by staying cool and smart in stressful moments, managed to become the most respected animal in the forest.
The mouse makes up a scary creature - Gruffalo - and uses him to scare away all the enemies. He does not know however that Gruffalo really exists, and that mice are among his favourite snacks.
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I definitely recommend this book for toddlers and young kids.
Toilet training happened with numerous readings of this book.