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The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood. “Why not? Why not?” “Because if you do, the Big Bad Mouse will be after you.”

One wild winter’s night, the brave little Gruffalo’s child tiptoes out in search of the Big Bad Mouse. After all, he doesn’t really exist – does he? But when a little mouse appears, she gets a great BIG surprise… Shining with imaginative power, this story’s rhyming text supports first reading skills, while the cute pictures of the baby Gruffalo will melt everybody’s heart!

WH Smith Children’s Book of the Year 2005

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.5; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages




Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

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  1. bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    This is a lovely sequel to the grufffalo. It’s so cute and has lots of fun rhymes for little kids.

  2. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is about the gruffalo when he’s got a child.

  3. harper01
    on 7 March 2014

    I loved this as much as I loved the gruffalo. Its nice how it carried on from the first book with his child and they got it spot on again so its easy to imagine her meeting everyone. A must have for any book collection

    5 out of 5
  4. Jake2010
    on 4 March 2014

    Lovely idea got us guessing what shapes was made with the shadows

    5 out of 5
  5. indigobeam
    on 3 March 2012

    I read this with my cousin and loved every bit! You are never to old for the Gruffalo!

  6. rover05
    on 1 December 2011

    i think it,s funny for a baby

  7. 10000madison
    on 15 September 2011

    it mainly for 5 to 6 years old but a bit babyish for me

    2 out of 5
  8. lulu087
    on 13 May 2011

    didnt read that book but i remember the gruffalo since i was 5

  9. Hubert
    on 3 March 2011

    read the gruffalo ,then this and then stick man when you are reading this look at what is in the gruffalo’s childs hand it’s…

    If you read stick man you’ll know

  10. Lolo95
    on 3 March 2011

    Good but not as good as the Gruffalo but as I have all the Julia Donaldson books I wanted this one too.

  11. wimpy01
    on 2 March 2011

    It was really funny about how the child was told that there was a big bad mouse but you get a big suprise at the end!

    5 out of 5
  12. star07
    on 4 February 2011

    This book was funny and exciting. My favourite bit was when the squirrel came with the nut and the gruffalo’s child was scared.

    5 out of 5
  13. tasliana
    on 15 January 2011

    i really want to read this book!

  14. Saqib
    on 7 March 2010

    i loved it!!! :)

    5 out of 5
  15. floppy
    on 21 February 2010

    This book is best for night time. I used to be crazy about the gruffalo when i was about 3-7 I still do, but not as much as i used to.

    5 out of 5
  16. honeycute
    on 17 January 2010

    Nice, comforting book. This book is good for reading at night.

    4 out of 5
  17. katiejane
    on 12 January 2009

    if you like the gruffalos child your love this

    5 out of 5

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