The Gruffalo’s Child

★★/ 5 stars from Macy (5 yrs old)
★★★★/ 5 stars from Jayse (Dad)

Title: The Gruffalo‘s Child
Author: Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Animal Stories
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“The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood.” But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

The Gruffalo’s Child is the Number One best-selling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture-book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo.


The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson takes place a short time after the events of the previous book. The Gruffalo now has a very curious daughter and the tale of the Big Bad Mouse is told to her.

Intrigued, one dark night whilst bored the Gruffalo’s Child leaves the safety of their cave to investigate for herself and what an adventure she has…

We loved this book, again, the author uses rhyme and repetition to keep young readers engaged. The illustrations are gorgeous and seeing the same characters causes delight among readers of the previous book.