Hoping to ward off enemies, a mouse invents the gruffalo — a creature with terrible claws and tusks in its terrible jaw, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. This wonderfully rhymed tale is both amusing and a marvelous lesson in quick-thinking and imagination.
is the internationally bestselling author of many popular books for children. Her Smarties Prize-winning modern classic, The Gruffalo
, has sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide, and the Halloween favorite Room on the Broom
is a perennial best seller. In addition to children's books, she has written many children's plays and songs and runs regular storytelling workshops. She was the Waterstones Children's Laureate from 2011-2013.Axel Scheffler
is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed illustrator of some of the most well-loved children’s books, including Julia Donaldson’s best-selling modern classic The Gruffalo,
which has sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in London.