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The Gruffalo

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

This is a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.

Listen to an audio clip

Strolling down a path in the clearing is a rather cheeky looking mouse. But, oh what a shock! The mouse doesn't know that he is being watched by the most gruesome and the most enormous monster! Also, on the cover is the title of the book. "The Gruffalo" is written in huge capital letters which hang in the blue sky. By the mouse are the names of the author of the story, Julia Donaldson and the person who made the pictures, Axel Scheffler.
Turn over the cover of the book. There are two pages with feely pictures. These are some of the creatures we will meet in the story. The first hard plastic page has two feely pictures, one of a snake and one of a mouse.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Snake and Mouse
Owl, Squirrel and Fox
Gruffalo

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