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The official Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters by the incomparable pairing of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With 64 pages filled with crafts, recipes, quizzes, games, drawing, writing and colouring-in, it's enough to keep children busy all year round! The Annual features characters from the following classic titles: The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo's Child
Room on the Broom
The Snail and the Whale
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
A Squash and a Squeeze
Monkey Puzzle
The Smartest Giant in Town

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8th October '16
I read it to Lily aged 3 aged 3 & to RoseMars aged 3 aged 3
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
My three year old twin girls are huge Donaldson fans and were so excited to receive a copy of this annual. It is chock full of quizzes, games and interesting articles with all the characters we have come to love, even a few pages about Julia herself. All the content is new and would make the ideal Christmas annual for any young child. A big thumbs up from me.
8th October '16
I read it to ToyStoryTot aged 4 aged 4
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
A boy took a stroll through the deep dark wood, the boy found a book and the book was GOOD. Well what can we say about this annual, apart from the fact that it is "super-duper fantastic!" (The exact words from my son). Full of lovely activities, puzzles and interesting trivia, this kept my 4 year old highly entertained. There's a lovely recipe for Gruffalo bread, a make your own 'Squash and a Squeeze' set to reenact the story, picture matching, dot to dot, quizzes, jokes and drawing - to name a few. My particular favourite was seeing how Axel Scheffler's original illustrations evolved into the familiar characters we know so well. So there's definitely areas of interest for us JD loving parents too! Fab, fab, fab! 
8th January '17
I read it to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
This book is fantastic. There are many different things to do from quizzes and games to crafts and puzzles. We loved all the different detailed drawings. There are even sections written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler where they talk about their work. This is a really detailed annual with lots to do. Definitely one we would recommend.
18th October '16
I read it to fifebookboy aged 4 aged 4
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
My little boy loves this book, we had the Gruffalo annual last year but this one is even better as it has characters from other Julia Donaldson books in it. There's information presented in a fun way and lots of games and quizzes, most of which we've already done! The recipes look really tasty plus there are craft ideas like a witch's hat. If you are looking for an annual for younger children for Christmas, this one is brilliant.
21st October '16
I read it to Little Miss aged 3 aged 3
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
Before we even opened this book there were howls of delight from my 3 year old. She is a huge Gruffalo fan but this annual also includes lots of Julia Donaldson's other characters and they are all illustrated on the front cover.
We started by going through the whole book looking at all the pages. She loved talking about all the characters and telling me what they had done in other stories.
The book contains lots of activities, games and information which I know will be returned to time and time again. I am sure this book will became a huge favourite in our household
23rd December '16
I read it to Mister B aged 6 aged 6
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
I reviewed this with my just turned 6 year old and he thoroughly enjoyed it.  He loves activity style books and is becoming quite independent in doing things and really picked up on what he had to do on each page and got on with it.  The book is beautifully presented with lots of full colour pictures to keep children entertained.  All the animals really caught my little boys eye and he couldn't stop talking about what he could see on each page.  There is a really good mixture of puzzles, games, recipes, drawing and colouring.  I really liked the interesting facts about animals which interested my little boy and we had fun chatting about them.  His favourite activity was cutting out and colouring the animals for A Squash and a Squeeze.  A lovely book that would make a great gift for a young child, I would definitely recommend this.
11th January '17
Daniel11 read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
daniel loves julia donaldson so i knew this annual would be a hit.
it is jam packed full with fun activities that daniel was able to do which made him very happy, he loved colouring the pictures and his favourite activity is matchimg pairs which he finds so fun
2nd February '17
I read it to Josh aged 8 aged 8 , to Sam aged 7 aged 7 , to Matthew aged 4 aged 4 & to Sophiajane aged 0 months aged 0
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
This is a great book packed full of things to do as well as plenty to read. Although it is obviously aimed at younger readers, my older boys have flicked through it too. They loved the information about Axel Scheffler as they are very familiar with his drawings having grown up with the Julia Donaldson stories. We also made the bread recipe as a family which was great fun. We would highly recommend this book.
23rd October '16
I read it to DexterLogan aged 3 aged 3 & to MiloPercy aged 1 aged 1
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
5 stars
This is a fantastic compendium of activities for the little one, featuring all of their favourite Gruffalo characters.
It has so much to do in it. My three year old loves it and it has kept him busy for ages.
It would make a lovely Christmas present and is sure to keep the little ones entertained. :)
15th October '16
I read it to JessicaLee aged 3 aged 3
The Gruffalo and Friends Annual 2017 9781509815098
4 stars
We're really enjoying this book.
While it doesn't contain stories as most annuals do, it has so much more.  Games, puzzles, baking, interesting facts, crafts, colouring and lots of our favourite characters.
It's going to keep us all busy for a long time.
Thank you, Toppsta and Macmillan.
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