Join this little brown mouse as he walks through the woods-first he encounters a hungry fox, a famished owl, and a starving snake, and only because of his wits does he manage to not get eaten. He invents a truly terrible animal-the Gruffalo! But Gruffalos are real-or are they?
A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, theres no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .
Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
"Young readers will love the humor in this preposterous story. . . . Serve this one for a rollicking good time." - School Library Journal