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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo moused.

Little mouse takes a stroll in the dark woods. A fox who sees the mouse thinks he would make for a good meal. But, the clever mouse claims it will meet a Gruffalo for lunch at the same place. Unaware of what a Gruffalo is, the fox prods and mouse describes a few parts of Gruffalo and scares the fox further by stating that Gruffalo’s favorite food is roasted fox. Hearing the mouse, the fox runs. The mouse meets an owl and a snake who think of it as good food. But the mouse chases them away by discussing his lunch plans with the Gruffalo.


When the mouse thinks he fooled everyone, he counters with the Gruffalo. What happens to the mouse? And the Gruffalo?



The book is about the clever mouse’s incredible imagination to save himself from the situation. But why is it called ‘The Gruffalo’? Oh, we know fella looks like a grumpy buffalo.

It’s funny, rhymes, repeats, and got a hero and villains (but poor ones). A perfect formula to please every big and little child.



A must-read rhyming book with beautiful illustrations and an endearing story.





Originally published: 1999

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler



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