Author(s): Julia Donaldson
The complete story and original illustrations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. One night, the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist ...does he? 'This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage children to become enthusiastic, independent readers.' -- Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge
Julia Donaldson (Children's Laureate 2011-2013) is a household name. Her wonderful stories are part of every contemporary family's life, through her bestselling books and brilliant live shows. She writes award-winning fiction, poetry, plays and songs as well as the picture books for which she is best known, including ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD , THE PAPER DOLLS -- and THE GRUFFALO. Julia lives with her husband in Glasgow. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children's books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning, children's favourite, THE GRUFFALO. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives in London.