• Book Review,  Reviews

    The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

    “A Gruffalo? Whats a Gruffalo?  A Gruffalo! Why, didn’t you know?” In The Gruffalo a mischievous mouse manages to convince his various prey that he has a big, bad friend called the Gruffalo. Little do they know that the Gruffalo isn’t real… or is he? When the Little Mouse’s tricks backfire she’s in major trouble and needs to think of someway out quick! Convincing the Gruffalo that she is actually the most terrifying thing in the woods, she sets himself up for a quiet life. However in The Gruffalo’s Child nothing prepares her for the visit she gets from The Gruffalo’s daughter, and she has to act quick to convince…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: Celebrating Roald Dahl Day: The True Stories of Roald Dahl

    Most writers are inspired by other writings, world events, and in most cases their own personal experiences. Roald Dahl Day is September 13th, so to celebrate the mischief and mayhem in so much of Dahl’s writing, here is a list of some of his work most heavily influenced by his life experiences. Matilda When Roald Dahl was just eight years old he and four of his friends participated in what they named “The Great Mouse Plot of 1924.” All five boys were caned by the headmaster after they placed a dead mouse in a jar of gobstoppers at the local sweet shop. The shop was owned by a “mean and loathsome”…