January 2014 – The Gruffalo

the-gruffaloThe Gruffalo is a children’s book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse taking a walk in the woods. Read this book with your children and walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake “and “a hungry gruffalo . . .

To continue the children’s love of this story you could take them to visit the Gruffalo trail at Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood.

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