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The Gruffalo's Child

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The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are on dazzling form in this captivating sequel to the classic picture book The Gruffalo.

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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a star author and illustrator team within the children's book world and the creators of many best-selling and prize-winning books for Macmillan. The winning combination of Julia's rhyming stories and Axel's humorous illustrations has brought them huge international success, with their books being translated into over 27 languages. They are both much in demand for events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals.

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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

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