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The Gruffalo’s Child

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

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 ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist – does he?

Listen to an audio clip

Hello, my name is Lauren and I'm going to tell you about the pictures in an exciting book called 'The Gruffalo's Child'. It is written by Julia Donaldson with pictures by Axel Scheffler and what makes it fun is that it is written in rhyme.
On the cover, the title, 'The Gruffalo's Child' is written in large capital letters hanging in the dark blue sky which is sprinkled with twinkly stars. You can read the title in Braille. It's a VERY cold, wintry night. There are fir trees, with branches covered in snow. In the middle is the Gruffalo, sitting on a sawn off tree trunk and gently holding a Baby Gruffalo on his knees. She's holding a little stickman toy and is looking up at Daddy Gruffalo - her yellow eyes wide open he is obviously telling her something very important! Oh, and peeping out from one of the trees there is a little orange mouse.
Turn over the front cover to your first feely picture.
Feel all over the feely picture with the fingertips of both your hands. It's Daddy Gruffalo! He is facing to the left so we will only be able to explore one side of him.

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

The Gruffalo
Gruffalo’s child, Footprints and Stickman
Snail and Mouse
Owl, Fox & Squirrel

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