The Gruffalo, a beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson, is now on DVD! Your child’s favorite bedtime story has come to life on the big screen and is ready for your little to watch. With just a little under a half hour it’s just the right size to keep your little one engaged and interested.
At first look, the book cover and movie jacket does look like it might be a smidge scary. The big Gruffalo is sitting there with his big horns and teeth, but with a friendly look upon his face. However, we quickly learn the story is not about the Gruffalo, he’s the narrator! He’s telling us the story!
The Gruffalo tells of us an enchanting tale about a mouse who walks through the woods in search of a nut. Along the way, he encounters various characters including a hungry fox, owl, and snake who all think the mouse would make a tasty meal.
The mouse senses his impending fate and relies on his wits for survival. The mouse invents an imaginary monster with frightening features to scare them away, similar to the Gruffalo on the cover. But then, mouse comes face to face with a creature that looks just like his imaginary monster! What will happen? I guess you’ll have to watch to find out.
The Gruffalo is an entertaining children’s book brought to life, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s rated G and intended for all audiences.
You can pick up your own copy of The Gruffalo online.