A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse looks good enough to eat, but he's smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a terrible creature, but he has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo . . .
By Julia Donaldson, illustrated Axel Scheffler (2005)
10 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 32 pages; hardcover