29 January 2013

The Gruffalo.

My little boy loves this story.  He only heard it for the first time last week and has taken it into his heart completely.

He's not really reading it - he's only 3 3 /4!  You can hear his elder brother -who's is reading Harry Potter in the other room - yelling at him to 'Be quiet' only a few seconds in!

I thought it I would put it on here for any of you with little ones who also love this story so they can join in and for those of you who don't know it, this might be a fine way to introduce them to it.  There is a film and there are plays of  it now and it's about a brave and clever mouse who outwits the creatures who want to eat him as he takes a stroll through the deep dark wood, by playing them off against one another.

Well it's a dog eat dog world and seeing as the little mouse problem we had here seems to have disappeared with the snow, it was no longer too touchy a subject!  It's written in beautiful rhymes by Julia Donaldson and is famously illustrated by Axel Scheffler.  

We hope you and your children enjoy his version of The Gruffalo! By the way, his favourite food is 'Pasghetti.'





I have linked this up with Actually Mummy's weekly children's funnies 'Wotsofunee.'


33 comments:

  1. It sounds like a gentle waterfall in the background also, or a dishwasher or something . . quite soothing actually.
    Oh yeah, and the boy is good!

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    1. As you said he's not really reading it.
      He must have a really good memory, most adults couldn't pull it off that well.

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  3. That was hilarious, and totally kicked Jack-a-nory to the curb. B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T. XXX

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    1. Thank you SO much - glad you get it!

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    2. Thank you - I never thought of it like that, he does rock! :)

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  4. This is amazing! Good for you for getting it on film. He's a very good storyteller, I love the expression in his voice.

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    1. Thank you - I can't quite believe how he has taken to it so quickly and wo enthusiastically! x

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  5. Beautiful and such clever boys! You must be very proud x

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  6. I've spent ages trying to learn that off by heart! and I never get it right. well done him! fab.

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    1. He took it on right from our very first read of it, almost like a photographic memory. It obviously appealed to him immediately!

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  7. This is SO Cute! Do you you know, I have never ever read the Gruffalo - I think I need to buy it!

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  8. Wow he is so amazing at such a young age!! Well done to him. I will show Katie this when she gets home from school. We love Gruffalo here as well!!!

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    1. I can't believe it myself! Thank you. I hope she enjoys it X

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  9. Adorable! Zachy's favourite book too xx

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    1. Oh they're going to get on - what with Toy Story and Cars as well X

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  10. Older siblings are so annoying aren't they, with their requirement for peace and quiet when you're enjoying a good book?!
    Thanks for joining in :)

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    1. I think he was asking for his own! My pleasure x

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  11. Your kids are the last word in cute! Mine also loved the Gruffalo and I loved reading it to them.

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    1. Thank you!. That's good to know - it's always great fun.

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  12. He's such a cutie and so clever, it is a lovely story, my daughter (10) is writing a play of the Gruffalo at the moment with friends at school
    to perform in front of the class. By the way my kids have always loved bisketti too!

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    1. Thank you - that sounds great fun for your daughter. x

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  13. Lovely story and lovely story reading! A favourite for years in our house too.

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  14. What a confident little chap !!
    And very clever to. He will go far. X

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