What can I say about Gruffalo which has not been said before? BBC has rated it to be the most popular children's book and its reviews abound on the internet.
With its fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler and memorable rhymes this book is an investment- it makes children laugh, imagine, spin more stories, talk endlessly about Gruffalo and the mouse, and demand Gruffalo shaped birthday cakes from their parents!!
I am a fan of Gruffalo, of its website: http://www.gruffalo.com/index2.html, of Julia Donoldson's songs: http://www.gruffalo.com/section.php?s=html/clips.html and of other books written and illustrated by the pair. More on those in other posts!