The Gruffalo has terrible tusks, a poisonous wart, a black tongue and purple prickles, a real monster which our youngest students are not afraid of, at all.
The English writer Julia Donaldson along with the illustrator Axel Scheffler created this magnificent story for young and not so young children, in which the ingenuity of a tiny mouse and its' friendship with the Gruffalo, lead to a myriad of never ending adventures. Our Early Years' pupils have not only read and played with this book, they have recreated and built the stage where the central character lives. Spatial awareness, creativity, and boundless energy transformed shoe boxes into forests and turned tissue paper and plasticine into trees and tracks. Who wouldn't have wished to be the size of a mouse and to play in the box in the forest.