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Read The Gruffalo to your toddler
The Gruffalo is a truly wonderful story of an imaginative (and devious) mouse who while taking a walk through the woods invents a story about an animal he calls The Gruffalo so that he can protect himself from the animals who want to eat him .
He tells a terrible tale of a scary animal and succeeds in frightening them enough to let him carry on his way through the forest. He then walks into an actual Gruffalo, the very animal he has described to the predators who wanted to eat him, and guess what? The Mouse is the Gruffalo's favorite food!
The mouse then persuades the Gruffalo that he is in fact a very scary animal and then shows him by leading him back through the Forest. The Gruffalo and the mouse then encounter the animals who had wanted to eat the mouse, but when they see the Gruffalo they run and hide, the mouse persuades the Gruffalo that they are afraid of the Mouse.
The Gruffalo believes that the mouse was telling the truth and runs away from the mouse after the Mouse declares that he loves to eat Gruffalo's!
The Gruffalo Book is beautifully illustrated, and very well written with an easy rhyme. This Book is both enjoyable for parents and Children and is one of those books that your child will remember fondly in years to come.
The Gruffalo story is now also available online to watch with the BBC Version of the Gruffalo available to buy. You can also download the Gruffalo from itunes as the audio book or buy online the Gruffalo Book, DVD, and plenty of Gruffalo related products (I just love the kids Suitcase!)
Check out these amazing finds to inspire you to create one of your own
Yes, you can create a Gruffalo themed birthday party for your child and there are plenty of Gruffalo Birthday Cakes to inspire you!
If you are making your Gruffalo Cake for a Birthday or a party, check out these amazing designs. These stunning cakes can be viewed by clicking on the links
Check out these awesome Gruffalo Birthday Cakes to get you inspired to create (or buy) one for your child's birthday!
This birthday cake is truly amazing a really detailed and faithful copy of the Gruffalo and the mouse, it would be a shame to cut this cake!!
An excellent example of a cake with a flat top which has the characters painted on to a flat cake.
An amazing round cake with the gruffalo, snake, owl mouse and the fox. A great use of leaves around the base of the cake and I just love the way the fox's head pokes out of the bottom!
This is just the cake topper but what a topper! A really good version of the gruffalo. The white horns teeth and nails really set it off!
A different take on the birthday cake, a cupcake tower with a cake and the gruffalo on top, very original and pretty
The Gruffalo a reading of the story
This version of the online reading of the gruffalo is absolutely awesome, great voices my kids were enthralled!
Gruffalo Colouring Books
Let the kids colour in their very own Gruffalo and Mouse!
If you want some free printable Colouring Sheets then look no further, you can print out Official Gruffalo Colouring Sheets from this link here
If you would prefer to get a colouring book then of course there are those too....
Get the Gruffalo on DVD
The Gruffalo's Child
The Sequel to the Gruffalo
If your child loved the Gruffalo then I highly recommend you get the sequel, it follows the same adventure but backwards as the Gruffalo's Child searches for the feared "big bad mouse" finds him and you think that finally the mouse has lost the battle but the clever mouse wins again! I read both to my son Dylan who loves the mouse, and I just love both endings of the books, I am hooked on Julia Donaldson's books and love the rhyme and rhythm of the stories.
The Gruffalo Stuff - Its just amazing the extra Gruffalo Stuff!
Get a copy, you can order a second hand one on Amazon at quite a reasonable price
Other Julia Donaldson Books
I have most of her books and they are all really fun to read, my favorite is room on the broom.
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