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My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-Feel

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Are you brave enough to touch the Gruffalo's poisonous wart? Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobbly knees and tickle his purple prickles in this bold, eye-catching book with touch-and-feel elements on every page. My First Gruffalo: Touch-and-Feel is part of the exciting My First Gruffalo series for babies and toddlers, based on the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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16th September '17
I read it to ElijahG aged 4 aged 4 & to MarthaG aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Both kids have loved this.  Interactive so kids want to get involved in the story telling.  Lovely.
6th March '17
I read it to M-Ray aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
What a beautiful adaptation to a much loved children's book. I love the adventure and excitement of this book. The anticipation that children feel never gets old even though they know what to expect. I read this recently to my three year old nephew and he now has it for bedtime most nights. He absolutely adores this book. Especially because he can retell it and join in with the story. It's a perfect book for introducing reading and rhyme to toddlers and small children, especially with the touch and feel sections as they entice them in and make them engaged throughout. I love the sense of surprise on his face when we get to his favourite part which is; 'Oh Help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo...but Shhh...he's fast asleep." He whispers at this part and then snaps the book shut as quickly as he possibly can, so the Gruffalo doesn't wake up and escape. The animated expression on his face as he gasps and then giggles because he's won is priceless. I've recommended this book to a few of my friends already and would definitely use this book in future. Julia Donaldson books are so family orientated it is perfect for storytime, even if it means reading it every single storytime, it never gets old.
My nephew tells everyone about this book and always says it is his favourite because he loves the Gruffalo. It has definitely been one of the books to win him over when it comes to enjoying reading. 
4th July '17
I read it to HarrisonB aged 4 aged 4 & to JudeBrown aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Harrison aged 5 and Jude adore this book especially the sticky page, they always laugh. God easy Story to follow and good illustrations , the grandsons love this book .
5th July '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Good sized board book for younger children (my daughter's just turned 3 and we've put it away in our loft rather than get rid of it.....).
Nice and tactile - gruffalo fur, a green slimy nose etc..
And its size makes it great for tracing large pictures of the gruffalo for colouring / craft projects. 
12th September '16
I read it to Sjs aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We have had this book for over a year now, I brought it to introduce my son to the gruffalo and he loved this book. 
It's a good sized board book with descriptions and a touchy feely part to match the description.
My son now has the Gruffalo story read to him but we still love getting this book out too, it's a fab book especially has he has speech delay and the language is simple.
12th September '18
I read it to Madh aged 3 aged 3 & to BCJH aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book was suitable for both of my boys. Had the lovely description from the original story, as well as sensory tactile pages for the youngest. They both fully enjoyed this book!
23rd February '18
I read it to Babybelle aged 4 aged 4 & to Ivylivy aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I didn't think the Gruffalo could get any better.....until I found this!! It brings a new dimension to the much loved story and my younger one found it more exciting having something to interact with. A hugely loved story anyway but the touch and feel aspect is brilliant. 
14th November '17
I read it to Ellie14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Rooroo aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A great book which is a firm favourite. 
23rd October '16
I read it to CallieT aged 10 months aged 0
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4 stars
My little girl loves this book she loves the bright colourful pictures and the touch and feel parts.  It's a great book to get children interested in books and to introduce them to the gruffalo and mouse.
9th October '18
I read it to Anas aged 3 aged 3 & to Amina aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Eye catching book with touch-and-feel elements which the kids really enjoyed 
26th October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
I remember reading this to my son at the library. It is good if you child enjoys the Gruffalo story - it has touch and feel element which is always good for getting kids interested in book. 
2nd November '14
Read to a child aged 1
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4 stars
As Gruffalo fans we loved this book. It's a good sized board book that is colourful and attractive to the eye. The 14 month old I bought this book for enjoyed looking at the pages and the different textures for him to touch and feel as we read through the book. We both loved it!
7th April '19
I read it to myka aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
Nice way to introduce the Gruffalo story to younger readers who might find the storyline too long in the main book. Good touch and feel sections, and shorter sentences. As my daughter has already read the full Gruffalo it didn't retain her attention as much as I'd hoped as she wanted the full story, but I can see it's value for younger ones.
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