[Ebook] The Gruffalo By Julia Donaldson – 1sm.info

The Gruffalo Delightful I ve heard of this book, and my kids have seen the cartoon on Netflix, yet we hadn t read the book until recently, when my sister gave it to my youngest We love Donaldson s Room on the Broom, and this isof the same Tight, elegant rhymes, a fun story, and great pictures Now we need The Gruffalo s Child The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson is a cute rhyming story about a mouse and a gruffalo We loved the combination of the sly little mouse and gullible gruffaloMy favorite food the gruffalo said You ll taste good on a slice of bread Good said the mouse Don t call me good I m the scariest creature in this deep dark wood.Just walk behind me and soon you ll see,everyone is afraid of me The illustrations are detailed and interesting Overall, its a charming little story children will en The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson is a cute rhyming story about a mouse and a gruffalo We loved the combination of the sly little mouse and gullible gruffaloMy favorite food the gruffalo said You ll taste good on a slice of bread Good said the mouse Don t call me good I m the scariest creature in this deep dark wood.Just walk behind me and soon you ll see,everyone is afraid of me The illustrations are detailed and interesting Overall, its a charming little story children will enjoy.4 This Is A Rhyming Story Of A Mouse And A Monster Little Mouse Goes For A Walk In A Dangerous Forest To Scare Off His Enemies He Invents Tales Of A Fantastical Creature Called The Gruffalo So Imagine His Surprise When He Meets The Real Gruffalo Another delightful rhyming story from the pen of Julia Donaldson with brilliant accompanying illustrations by Axel Scheffler.Donaldson and Scheffler are a formidable team although not quite rivalling that of Dahl and Blake and this is undoubtedly one of their classics The Gruffalo is a great character and creation loved by adults and children alike Although well adapted for television and stage versions nothing can compare to the original story and illustrations. Have just bought this and all the toys to go with it for my little nephew Hope he s going to like it as much as I did This book tells the tale of a scary Gruffalo,is he real, is he pretend, nobody knows.A sly little mouse describes him so true, other animals listen intently, their ears fixed like glue.Through the deep dark woods does little mouse go,announcing his meeting with the fierce gruffalo.His aim is to put off predators leering in the woods,who all want to eat little mouse, they surely would.A fox comes along, thinking of his meal for the day, little mouse is quick to react, as he starts to say, Those This book tells the tale of a scary Gruffalo,is he real, is he pretend, nobody knows.A sly little mouse describes him so true, other animals listen intently, their ears fixed like glue.Through the deep dark woods does little mouse go,announcing his meeting with the fierce gruffalo.His aim is to put off predators leering in the woods,who all want to eat little mouse, they surely would.A fox comes along, thinking of his meal for the day, little mouse is quick to react, as he starts to say, Those terrible tusks, and terrible toes, with terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.He has knobbly knees and turn out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose His eyes are orange, his tongue is black,he has purple prickles all over his back Little mouse uses his tricks to leer off owl and snake,proud of himself for thinking he s invented a fake Through the woods little mouse continues to go,unaware that round the corner stands the big Grufallo As little mouse sees him, heartbeats he can feel,The Grufallo isn t pretend, he is in fact real Little mouse continues his tricks and uses the beast, to scare off the animals who wanted him for their feast Little mouse sat alone, amazed at his luck,as he nibbles into a brown, delicious sweet nut Description This is a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest To scare off his enemies he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.4 The Stick Man5 The Gruffalo This is a totally awesome book My children read it at school and they really loved it And of course we bought the book and we saw the movie.And then we read the book again again and again It is a clever story about a little mouse and a scary not really monster, the Gruffalo The intelligent sourceful little mouse manipulated the bigger animals who wanted to eat him He made them think that he is scarier than Gruffalo Thus, he should not be eaten.The little mouse though that Gruffalo is a This is a totally awesome book My children read it at school and they really loved it And of course we bought the book and we saw the movie.And then we read the book again again and again It is a clever story about a little mouse and a scary not really monster, the Gruffalo The intelligent sourceful little mouse manipulated the bigger animals who wanted to eat him He made them think that he is scarier than Gruffalo Thus, he should not be eaten.The little mouse though that Gruffalo is a made up monster, but he was wrong Surprise Brains beat brawns every time The Gruffalo teaches children to be patient and understanding Whilst not necessarily advocating the cunning manipulation that the mouse utilises, it does suggest that there isto people than their outward appearance Just because someone may appear scary doesn t mean they re a bad person, and innocent seeming things can be the worse Judge only on actions not how one appears. Julia Donaldson s stories never fail to delight, and this picture book of The Gruffalo is one of the very best First published in 1999, the scary gruffalo has become one of the world s best loved monsters, starring in films and shows galore, and inspiring a huge amount of merchandise This is the original picture book which started it all, and which has itself won many awards, been translated into over fifty languages, and has been voted the UK s favourite bedtime story.It begins with a simple Julia Donaldson s stories never fail to delight, and this picture book of The Gruffalo is one of the very best First published in 1999, the scary gruffalo has become one of the world s best loved monsters, starring in films and shows galore, and inspiring a huge amount of merchandise This is the original picture book which started it all, and which has itself won many awards, been translated into over fifty languages, and has been voted the UK s favourite bedtime story.It begins with a simple idea, of a little brown mouse taking a walk in adeep dark woodWe see a lovely illustration of the deep dark wood before the story begins and the small child I read it to thought he might just be able to spy something sinister behind the trees, although he didn t know the story at all So we beginA mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good Where are you going to, little brown mouse Come and have lunch in my underground houseOh my, what a crafty expression there is on the face of the fox But our perky, brave little mouse is very quick thinkingIt s terribly kind of you, Fox, but no I m going to have lunch with a gruffalo And as he describes the tusks, teeth and jaws of the terrible monster to the fox, he finishes withand his favourite food is roasted fox whereupon the fox s eyes get very wide indeed, and he scoots off in a panic The mouse however, calmly carries on on his way In time he meets several other dangerous animals a fox, an owl, and a snake Each one whom he meets, clearly intends to eat the mouse, and invites him back to their home, ostensibly for a meal But every time, the mouse claims he is expected by the fierce gruffalo to his house for a meal instead We might also have felt as apprehensive and scared as the animals who want to eat the mouse We learn for instance, that the gruffalo s favourite foods areowl ice cream , andscrambled snakeBut in fact we don t feel frightened, and we don t even believe him My little friend was giggling as much as I was, becauseSilly old fox, doesn t he know There s no such thing as a gruffalo Silly old owl, doesn t he know There s no such thing as a gruffalo AndSilly old snake, doesn t he know There s no such thing as a gruffalo We both had huge grins on our faces, until I turned the next page Oh There he was As large as life and twice as uglyOh help Oh no It s a gruffalo And we clearly see a real, live, gruffalo He seems to be half a grizzly bear and half a buffalo And when he spots the mouseMy favourite food the gruffalo said, You ll taste good on a slice of bread But once again the mouse uses his quick wits and cunning He boasts to the gruffalo that he, the mouse, is the scariest animal in the forest, and what s , he can prove it The gruffalo is very doubtful of this, but humours the mouse, and accompanies him through the forest Then the two of them once again encounter all the animals the mouse had met before Not surprisingly, each creature is terrified by the sight of the mouse s great friend , the gruffalo, whom he had described so perfectly earlier Each one runs off in a panic, and gradually the gruffalo becomesandimpressed with the mouse s apparent toughness When the mouse then claims that his favourite food isgruffalo crumble , it is the gruffalo who turns tail quite literally, in his case and flees, with a very very scared expression on his face Then, in the final double spreadAll was quiet in the deep dark wood The mouse found a nut and the nut was good The Gruffalo is a perfectly structured story, inviting the reader equally to laugh and have mock terror Even the tiniest of tots love to be frightened in this way Julia Donaldson seems to understand children completely, from the inside She says that this story was inspired by a Chinese tale about a clever girl who tricks a hungry tiger into believing she is the Queen of the Jungle and scares him away Julia Donaldson knew that this would make a great picture book for children between about three and seven years of age, but she wanted to do it in rhyme She couldn t think of anything to rhyme with tiger , so she created her own monster ending in O , to rhyme withdoesn t he knowShe uses rhyming couplets, and includes much repetitive verse with just minor amusing tweaks, which delight the listener We know what is coming, but each time there is a little thrill of surprise to make us laugh The book is about 700 words long, and much of its charm also lies in the illustrations by Axel Scheffler Once you ve read it, it is impossible to imagine the gruffalo as anything else, but in fact he might have looked very different Our monster is scary in a cute, dim witted sort of way, but apparently Axel Scheffler s first designs were of a monster who was farfrightening than the one we know He also wondered about making the animals wear clothes, but in the end decided against it.My little Turkish neighbour, aged just four, and I both giggled and one of us squealed a bit at this delightful picture book We haven t yet ventured through our localdeep dark woodsthough Perhaps we should do that before we read the follow up story, written five years later and called, The Gruffalo s Child After all, how terrifying might that one be

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