Author: Julia Donaldson
Islamically Appropriate?: No
Book Format: Picture Book
Age Group: 5 years and older
Book Review:The Gruffalo is the story of a little mouse that is strolling through a deep dark wood. On his walk the mouse encounters a hungry fox, an owl and a snake - and all of them want to eat him. Without hesitation, the little mouse tells each animal about a terrible creature called a Gruffalo and thus escapes being eaten.
The rhyme and refrain in this story are both well written and would appeal to children. Unfortunately, the premise of the story is based on the mouse lying to get each creature to leave him alone.
Until the next read insha'Allaah....