’n Gruffalo? Wat is dát dan veur ’n beest?
Vos, oele en slange hebben der nooit van heurd.
Ien handig moesie wet hoe as ’e der uutzöt.
Mar dat ’e in ’t echt iene zien zol, dat had hij ja nooit dacht.
Excerpt from “Gruffalo in het Drents”
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!
Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. An enormously popular children’s book, it has been sold over 10 million times. It is beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children. It will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without the Gruffalo!