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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler wrote one of the best books for the ages of 4 to 10 worldwide. A mouse goes for a walk in a dark forest and tries to avoid being eaten by other animals. The little mouse meets a fox who tries to entice our mouse to take way to her plate.

The mouse politely refuses the invitation as he has to eat a Gruffalo.

The Gruffalo is an imaginary monster with scary teeth and dreadful nails. Everything is terrifying on him, it is a monster after all.

The fox takes the road.

Next, it is the owl‘s turn, and here we go again. The owl -of course – wants to eat the little mouse, but hey, it has work to do. The mouse has to eat the Gruffalo.

What? A Gruffalo? Yes! A Gruffalo is a monster with a pointy nose and nasty pimples, sharp nails, and more.

There goes the owl.

It was then the turn of a snake to meet the mouse and imagine it on its plate. The mouse had to eat a terrible Gruffalo with a black tongue, a back full of purple thorns, and frightening orange eyes.

There goes the snake too…

But soon after, a terrible beast appeared in front of the mouse. A monster, similar to the Gruffalo that existed in the imagination of our little friend.

Would you be frightened? Our little mouse didn’t blink.

Follow me, and you will see that all the animals in the forest are afraid of me,” the mouse says.

The Gruffalo agrees and mouse parades in the woods with the Gruffalo behind him.

What will happen next?

Should I read the book for my kid?

The Gruffalo is one of the most enjoyable books for your kid. It will make children think outside the box, and imagination bloom and develop.

With its beautiful but straightforward writing and Scheffler’s beautiful illustrations, The Gruffalo will simply captivate you as it has done since 1999.

As I wrote in the beginning it is one of the best books for the ages of 4 to 10.

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The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler