The Gruffalo's Child 咕噜牛小妞妞
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler team up again to create thisfunny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, theGruffalo’s child wanders into the woods to search for the Big BadMouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . .and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a verylarge, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big BadMouse after all?
From School LibraryJournal
PreSchool-Grade 2–In this sequel to TheGruffalo (Dial, 1999), the wide-eyed daughter of that story'stitle character decides to find the "Big Bad Mouse" that her fatherhas told her so much about. "His eyes are like pools of terriblefire,/and his terrible whiskers are tougher than wire." With herstick doll tucked under her arm, the youngster enters the deep,dark woods and follows marks in the snow to snake, owl, and fox.When she finally finds a little mouse, she grabs him for a feast,but the clever creature tricks her into running away to the comfortof her sleeping father's arms. The full-color cartoons portray asuitably sympathetic child in the snow-filled woods. While childrenmay appreciate the details (the stick doll, snake tracks in thesnow, gruffalo child's cave drawings) in the art, lack of changefrom picture to picture and in perspective diminish itseffectiveness. The plot, rhymes, and art are all slightly weakerthan the original tale. Purchase this where the first book ispopular.–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI--This text refers to the Hardcoveredition.