Wednesday, 29 July 2009
YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Gruffalo Feature (10th Anniversary)
Adored by children and adults the world over, the award-winning story of a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood is the perfect picture book and a genuine modern classic. Macmillan is proud to launch "The Gruffalo's" 10th birthday celebrations with this limited edition, which is sure to delight fans and new readers alike.
As a fan of beautifully illustrated novels I’ve been keeping my eye on this little gem sinces its original release ten years ago. Not only is it lovingly put together but the illustrations have enthralled children for many years, so it probably comes as no surprise to discover that I made damn sure that when my nephew was old enough to enjoy the story a copy was brought to his attention. Children love monsters and when they can see things that not only inspires but also enthrals you know that you’ve got that something special that will stand the test of time. There aren’t many books for children of a young age that do that. Great going Julia and Axel. May the Gruffalo continue marching through that forest forever more.
Join The Gruffalo, Mouse and all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this amazing magnetic book! It contains over 60 Gruffalo magnets, a special mini edition of the bestselling story, plus play scenes and exciting activities, including Mix-and-Match Monsters and the Great Big Gruffalo Quiz! With a neat clasp and sturdy carry handle, you can take the fun with you wherever you go! This book is the perfect gift for all Gruffalo fans.
Here you get not only the original Gruffalo story but the chance for children to make up special scenes using the magnetic pieces that accompany the story, its interactive and something that they’ll love for a long time (or at least until all the pieces are lost, LOL). It’s quirky and it’s an inspired addition to the Gruffalo family, definitely something worth purchasing whether you’ll be keeping for Christmas or those long summer holidays when children are easily bored. After all it will make a wonderful project for the older children to read to the younger and enhance not only their own reading skills but bring a love of books early to the next generation.