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The Gruffalo on DVD: A Review


The Gruffalo has got to be the most beaten up book on my kids bookshelf.

Translated: The most read book on my kids bookshelf.

And not only because my kids love it, but because every time they ask me to pick a book to read to them, it’s the book I go for too. (Yes, it’s that hypnotic!)

This best-selling children’s book was introduced August 16th on DVD and really had a lot to live up to.

If you’ve read the charming rhymes in The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, and seen the amazing artwork by Axel Scheffler, you’ll understand what I mean.

The story of an adorable little mouse out-witting three predators who want to eat him, coupled with a monster from his imagination that comes to life, definitely calls for some fun.


And, I will say, the motion picture delivered, and then some!

Check the trailer HERE.

The Academy Award nominated film was narrated by Helena Bonham Carter (from Harry Potter), and features voices of an all-star cast.

You really get to see the characters develop, and see more of their personalities. The visuals are stunning, and you can tell that they worked really, really hard to make sure that the animated version lived up to the magic of the original book.

Two thumbs way up!

The Gruffalo is going to be cast as a truely timeless children’s classic.

My kids are going to watch this DVD over and over, until it’s no longer playable.

That’s just a fact.

To buy The Gruffalo on DVD go to or check your local retailer.

Street Date- 8/16/11

Run Time- 40 minutes

SRP- $9.99

DVD includes “The Making of The Gruffalo”


*I was not paid to write this post, but did receive The Gruffalo on DVD. Any and all opinions here are my own.

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I'm a Maui Girl married to a Tongan Boy, and together we have 5 little island babes. I love my life as a wife and mom, living in the islands, and immersing myself in my family. I have a degree in International Cultural Communications, and I love to organize, read, write, exercise, and cook. I have an affinity for simple things, a clean house, a loud kitchen, and lots (and lots!) of family.

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  1. Anitra

    Looks adorable. Stopping by to stumble it 4 u!
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  2. Laura

    Looks like somthing my boys would like. Thanks!

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  3. Robyn Rasmussen

    This book and dvd looks super cute! I bet my boys would love it, I didn’t even know it exisisted? I will have to find it and give it a try! Just stopping by from the SU 4 U hop and now following your great blog and stumbling it too! :)
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