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The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2004

The award-winning duo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have produced an outstanding sequel to the much loved, classic picture book, The Gruffalo.

In The Gruffalo’s Child, The Gruffalo advises that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.

Because if you do The Big Bad Mouse will be after you.

Through a combination of pictures and words Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler paint a vividly detailed picture of what Father Gruffalo encountered when he met the Big Bad Mouse a long time ago.

But on a wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s Child, despite her father’s warnings tiptoes out into the snow.

Young children will enjoy the lead up to the story’s turning point when the Gruffalo’s child is outwitted, not by a Big Bad creature but by a little mouse who’s not big, nor bad, just very clever.

Other classic picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are:
The Gruffalo
Room on the Broom
The Smartest Giant in Town
The Snail and the Whale
A Squash and a Squeeze
Monkey Puzzle

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