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Summary

A brilliant collection of best-selling stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud by stars Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey - perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all!

Go 'Grrrr' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects.

Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This fantastic collection includes four stories: The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town and Monkey Puzzle.

©2020 Julia Donaldson (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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  • 02-12-20

Chapters, no description like so many other books

It is all a bit lazy not to put the book titles in the 'Chapters', 4 books split across 8 chapters but no information ! Can you explain why you persist with this issue when everything else is to such a high standard?

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Not what I expected!

It’s well read but some of the stories that I assumed would be read were actually sung as a song and I downloaded audible to get away from kid’s music that I can’t get out of my head so that wasn’t a pleasant surprise. I’d rather just have the stories.

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Not for bed time

The music is too loud and doesn’t really make sense the story also seems rushed

I think this may be due to the fact I’m used to watching the film/programme which is excellent

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Great for bedtime together

We loved this and have downloaded more. My partner is away, we have this on Alexa, my 7yr old reads along the book in his head and my 4yr old and I look and whisper about the pictures in the book. Lovely time before sleep.

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Great storytime and singalong

I have 2 boys that love the gruffalo story, we listen to this story every night.

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Brilliant for young children

We never get tired of these stories. They’re simple enough for young children and pleasant for the whole family. However, I don’t love the voices of the characters, they could be better

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A big hit for young Gruffalo fans

Our daughter absolutely loves this, my wife and I always have the pleasure of listening to this in the car as she falls asleep to it.

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Whiny!

We absolutely love Julia Donaldson so we purchased the audio book for long car journeys but Imelda's voice for the mouse and others is so unbearable and whiny we just couldn't bare to listen to it. She did the great stories no justice. It's a shame they didn't use the same voice/voices as the onscreen Gruffualo.

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Great but there's no need for the story addition

This is a great audio book BUT there's really no need for the songs to be added on at the end of every book. also, I agree with other reviewers that there needs to be chapters so you know which book you're reading. its really not that difficult.

voices are perfect (as you'd expect), narration is lovely, and it's a great Audio book but put the songs into a book of their own

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brilliant

read brilliantly, just how you'd expect Julia Donaldson to, with music and lots of sound effects

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  • Stefanie pepperling
  • 10-01-22

We love Julia Donaldson

My family loves these stories! Aged 4-12.
Both boys & girls. We listen to them in the car on long drives, and before bed time.
The stories are great & the narration is awesome also!

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  • 21-01-21

Great Bargain

This was an amazing buy, you get several books that the children love to listen to. I use this for my children in care and they love listening to books as they play. This is a great buy as it contains multiple stories and you can listen to a new one each day.