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This is a truly lovely story. A mouse invents a monster to scare off other animals who want to eat him, but then has to think quickly to save himself from being eaten by that very monster! Axel Scheffler's illustrations are beautifully detailed and the creatures in the book have character and detail. The sounds do add to the story and they are high quality - each of them is clear and distinct. The gruffalo's growl is especially realistic - be warned if your child scares easily! There are pictures in the text to show when to press them. Doing all the sounds makes this a very long read, as each sound has to play fully before you can do the next one, but if you have the time it is lovely to share together. The sounds buttons can be managed by little hands but sometimes the need a bit of adult pressure. A really enjoyable story!
The Gruffalo is most definitely the best children's book ever, and the sound just makes it ever more amazing! A definite favourite of any child! it is simply just awesome. The Story ****************** The Gruffalo is all about the walk of a mouse through the woods, he meets different animals, a fox, an owl and a snake all who want to invite him to lunch (they really want to eat him.) So the mouse invents the Gruffalo a terrible beast who roams the dark woods and has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws the mouse goes on to say the Gruffalo's favourite meal is a dish that includes animal and the mouse is meeting the Gruffalo for dinner. The animals quickly scamper away. The mouse, however, soon finds out that the Gruffalo isn't all his imagination!!! My Opinion ****************** The Gruffalo is one of the best children's book ever. The book also has a variety of 10 sounds: the mouse giggle, the snake hiss, the owl hoot and the Gruffalo grr. The sounds are the best but they don't need to be for a children book.These sounds just make the book even better and much more entertaining for children. The illustration are also amazing they are full page illustrations, they are so engaging and full of bright colour. All of this makes it engaging and entertaining for the younger readers. This book is amazing for small children between 3-7 and would even appeal to older readers as it is just so good, I can't fault this book with the addition of sound just makes it more entertaining than the original.
The Gruffalo is possibly one of the best children's books ever written. For anyone with young children this is a must buy. It is about Mouse, who takes a stroll through the deep dark wood... and encounters a fox, an owl and a snake - who all invite him to lunch. Mouse has to think fast to avoid being eaten. So he invents the Gruffalo, a creature who has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose, and Mouse is meeting him for lunch, right here! This scares each of his would be lunch guests so much they run away, and Mouse is very pleased with himself laughing at how there is no such thing as a Gruffalo, until he bumps into.... a Gruffalo, who's favourite food is mouse on a slice of bread! Mouse has to think fast again, and tells the Gruffalo to beware, because he is the scariest creature in the wood. The Gruffalo laughs and agrees to follow Mouse to see if it is true, and they bump into the fox, owl and snake who all take one look at the Gruffalo and run away screaming. The Gruffalo thinks they are terrified of the Mouse and runs off. And then all was quiet in the deep dark wood! This is the Gruffalo sound book, and has 10 different sounds, from the owl to the Gruffalo running away. My daughters favourite is the frogs gasp - and she mimics it everytime! Read the story with your child and encourage them to match the pictures in the book to the pictures on the sound buttons, it really helps add to the story. We have bought this book for friends children and it has been a huge hit everytime! Suitable to use with young children around 6 months right up to primary school age, my daughter is 2 and loves it!