The Gruffalo




Jay Doll on October 3, 2018 at 6:59 AM.

Engaging story Another snow day here so I turned to Amazon for a short screen time fix for my 5 and 2 1/2 year olds. “The Gruffalo” was a hit for both. Short enough that it held the toddler’s attention but detailed enough for the kindergartener. It led to them playing their own game of Gruffalo that included new versions of the character (a Gruffalo snake with a poisonous play dough nose that demands Blue Jay ice cream) plus drawings to boot. Glad I found this short video gem and look forward to…

Tom Massart on October 3, 2018 at 7:14 AM.

Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Worthy I’ve already started using quips from the book and DVD. My grandkids young and older love it. I’ve watched the DVD 22,000 times at my house with my grandson and read this book at his house at least 10,000 times (you know I’m kidding, don’t you?).This book is along the lines of the “Little Engine that Could” and “A good line can get you out of (and into) trouble”. The animation in the DVD and the artwork in the book are both Oscar and Pulitzer Prize worthy (the DVD…

David Toyoshima on October 3, 2018 at 7:19 AM.

Nice voice acting by Helena Bonham Carter (mother squirrel) Cute “bedtime” story about a mouse with a vivid imagination who scares away potential predators. Nice voice acting by Helena Bonham Carter (mother squirrel), James Corden (mouse), Tom Wilkinson (fox), John Hurt (owl), Rob Brydon (snake), and Robbie Coltrane as the Gruffalo.The animation (CGI) is a bit rough or simplified, yet it captures the character’s emotions fairly well. The film is based on a children’s book of the same name (written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel…