One snowy night while The Gruffalo snored
The Gruffalo’s Child was feeling bored.
The Gruffalo’s Child was feeling brave
So she tiptoed out of the gruffalo cave.
I think there is something about teams of writers & illustrators that I like. Nancy Shaw & Margot Apple of the Sheep books are one great team and Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler are another. We now have The Gruffalo, visit this The Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom at home and I have read through Stick Man enough times to know that by next Christmas it will probably be a staple around here too (it has a Christmas theme). These books are hugely popular – so popular that The Gruffalo was made into a TV special last Christmas:
I suspect their popularity lies in the fact that they’re fun books to read aloud (and apparently have a great marketing team behind them) – and since it is the parents who do all the reading in the early days we determine which books get read the most. I have to say though, Moira is definitely enjoying them more now that she is older and asks for “Rufflo” when she wants to read it.
Don’t forget – you still have time to enter Monday’s giveaway to win a copy of Sheep in a Jeep.