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Publisher's Summary

"A mouse took a stroll
through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse
And the mouse looked good."

Here's 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.

©2002 Julia Donaldson (P)2002 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"Young readers will love the humor in this preposterous story....Serve this one for a rollicking good time." ( School Library Journal)

What members say

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  • Daryl
  • Perth, Australia
  • 01-22-10

One of the all time great childrens books

I have been reading my children the Gruffalo since they were born, and this audio book has taken that to a whole new level. It is heir favorite book, one that they enjoy listening to again and again. And so do I. Masterful story telling for children of all ages.

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Can’t say enough good things!

My 2yo had yet to read this story, and the narration is so well done that he actively listened to and enjoyed the story. Total win. 100% recommend.

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  • KB
  • 03-28-18

great story

my kids enjoyed every moment of this story. a great way to put a 3 and 6 year old to bed with the lights off.

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A wonderful bedtime story

the story follows a little mouse as he makes his way through the deep dark wood only to find his imaginary creature is really alive.

the unabridged version however does have some different words to the book. however they are quite minor and do not take away from the book

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Superb

Excellent story and brilliant narrating. My 4 yr grandson and I listen to this book repeatedly every time we’re in the car. My grandson recites along with sheer delight.

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funny story

kids loved it, will listen to it again for shure! good lenghth and nice songs

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  • Ally
  • london
  • 03-28-11

Brilliant childrens title

This is a great title for the kids to listen to, the narration is outstanding and the Gruffalo song at the end makes it a good listen to/sing along for the kids in the car.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

perfect bedtime story :)

kids love this at bedtime and the song at the end is a nice way to Finnish ...thumbs up all round

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  • Lukrecija Lunn
  • 09-19-16

Amazing reading!

Kids and I love this book so much. We read it so many times we know all lyrics! The voice here is so special. You feel you are in the story at the same time. Very good.

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  • N. L. Delmar-addy
  • 04-08-13

Great Story

Fantastic story and more fun to listen to. My son loves this story for bedtime.

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  • S. A. Parry
  • 12-26-17

little one enjoys it.

as title says the little one enjoys not to keen on the reader but each to there own, you get a little song at the end that good, little one enjoys my attempt at dancing to it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-16-16

Great book

I'm 33 and I think I got more of a kick out of this than the kids did

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  • Sam the childminder
  • 09-20-13

Poor free book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

We love this story and so downloaded the free one but it misses the beginning and the end! Not impressed!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful