“A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good."
And so begins the story of a quick-witted mouse as he encounters a host of predators who seem to think he might make a tasty treat. As he ventures deeper into the deep dark wood, stumbling across a hungry fox, a not-so-wise owl, and a sinister snake, spinning ever-extraordinary yarns about the scary gruffalo, he quickly realises that the hungry beast he has been talking of isn't imaginary after all.
A witty, sly little story, The Gruffalo is both stylish and hilarious, simple in its execution, as it plays skilfully on a child's fears and then shows that even the most threatening of monsters are not always as scary as they seem.
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