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We received The Gruffalo from a family member several years ago as a gift. It’s a cute story about a mouse and a monster-type animal called a Gruffalo. The mouse is walking through the woods and when he is accosted by animals that want to eat him, he describes a monstrous animal that he’s meeting to share a meal with. The other animals flee because the Gruffalo sounds so scary and forbidding. Of course, the mouse doesn’t believe in the Gruffalo, until they actually meet in the woods!
Thinking fast again to avoid being eaten, the mouse tells the Gruffalo to follow him and see that all the animals in the woods are afraid of him. As they walk past each animal it flees, not because of the mouse, but because of the Gruffalo who is tailing the mouse. The Gruffalo, however, doesn’t realize this and runs away from the big bad mouse, too.
The illustrations in this book are fabulous!
Until next time…