The Gruffalo

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The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson, ill. Axel Scheffler (Macmillan, 1999)

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The rhyming couplets don’t always flow, but the word and plot repetitions are effective and Scheffler’s illustrations bring a bright, magical cheeriness to what otherwise might be an anxious tale of a mouse living off its wits in the deep, dark wood.

 

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