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I agree 100% with a previous user comment. .. Changing the text to Americanize phrases has completely altered the rhyme and flow of the book and makes it lose it’s charm. .. Disappointed that Amazon didn’t say where the book was edited, or offer another version. Would have never ordered if I knew that it was changed from the original that my kids love. Check it out!
From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2–In this sequel to The Gruffalo (Dial, 1999), the wide-eyed daughter of that story’s title character decides to find the “Big Bad Mouse” that her father has told her so much about. “His eyes are like pools of terrible fire,/and his terrible whiskers are tougher than wire.” With her stick doll tucked under her arm, the youngster enters the deep, dark woods and follows marks in the snow to snake, owl, and fox. When she finally finds a little mouse, she grabs him for a feast, but the clever creature tricks her into running away to the comfort of her sleeping father’s arms. The full-color cartoons portray a suitably sympathetic child in the snow-filled woods. While children may appreciate the details (the stick doll, snake tracks in the snow, gruffalo child’s cave drawings) in the art, lack of change from picture to picture and in perspective diminish its effectiveness. The plot, rhymes, and art are all slightly weaker than the original tale. Purchase this where the first book is popular.–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha’s Public Library, WI –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Gruffalo’s Child Board book – April 6, 2017 by Julia Donaldson (Author) Review
Wonderful accompaniment to the movie (which streams free on amazon prime). The story and movie have the same exact dialogue, which is pleasantly repetitious at times; our little one seems to love recognizing both the characters on the written page and on TV. Highly recommended. -Read Reviews-
It took over 3 weeks to be delivered. When it got here I was disappointed with its cheapness. Looking at the buttons and pages, I doubt it’ll last a month of my son’s abuse. Plus the noises don’t really make sense in the story – I’d save the money and just buy the paperback book and make the noises yourself.