I only wanted to order Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom book but there was…
I only wanted to order Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom book but there was such a good offer on Book People (to buy the Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 books for only £ 12.99) that I couldn't resist. I don't regret it as my children love them all. The images and the stories are charming and the words are easy to remember. One of our most read books is now The Gruffalo.
- A gruffalo? What's a gruffalo?
- Agruffalo! Why, didn't you know?
We usually read it as a bedtime story or watch the short animated film version (it's only 27 minutes long) which is beautiful and enjoyable as much as the book is. I highly recommend both to little kids and not so little ones.
- He has terrible tusks and terrible claws,
And terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.
We made a Gruffalo play set to act out the story and some arts and crafts. Our corner bookmark characters are the storyteller Squirrel Mum and Squirrel Children from the film.
I also created some printables for vocabulary practice and story-time that can be used at school, too.
They can be downloaded from here: Gruffalo Printables