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The Gruffalo's Child

Written by Julia Donaldson

One dark 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 book cover

Axel says:

I was very worried when I realised the story was set at night, in a very dark, very cold wood. Would I be able to paint that? Luckily it turned out to be easier than I thought. The greatest challenge actually turned out to be the shadow of the Big Bad Mouse in the snow. Somehow it looks real in the book - even though it defies all laws of physics! But then again, I think picture books tend to have a logic all of their own.

At first I thought that the Gruffalo might have more than one child

First version of the Gruffalo's Child

Where to buy The Gruffalo's Child in the UK