The Gruffalo is a children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It tells the story of a mouse taking a walk in the woods. The Gruffalo’s Child is a sequel to The Gruffalo. This time around the story is reversed. The Gruffalo’s child sneaks out at night and looks for the Big Bad Mouse.
The Gruffalo is a story about a mouse who goes on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark woods and is confronted by Fox, Owl and Snake who all want to eat him. To save himself, he makes up a story about an imaginary Gruffalo to scare them off. It is a well-written book for children with rhyming text by Julia Donaldson and fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler bringing the story to life.