Last year we had the privilege of doing a review of The Gruffalo, an award winning tale written by Julia Donaldson about a mouse that tell his predator’s that he is meeting a Gruffalo, a monster he imagined, and scares them all away. Mouse became overly confident until he turned a corner and met the terrible monster face-to-face.
The first few times we watched the DVD, Sister was afraid of the little mouse. She soon overcame her fear and has literally watched The Gruffalo at least once a week since last year. Once. A. Week.
When I learned that The Gruffalo’s Child, the sequel to Sister’s well loved DVD, is now available in both DVD and book format from NCircle Entertainment I knew Sister would love it, so I took one for the team and requested to review it.
In The Gruffalo’s Child, the Gruffalo tells his child an extraordinary tale of “The Big Bad Mouse.” He warns her never to go into the woods alone because of the terrible creature lurking there. After the Gruffalo falls asleep, the Gruffalo’s Child (aka the “baby Gruffalo” in our house) sneaks out into the deep dark woods to see if she can find The Big Bad Mouse. In her journey to find him, she runs into a snake, an owl, and a fox and discovers that while they do have similar features to The Big Bad Mouse, they are, in fact, not him. She is ready to give up her quest, but stumbles upon a tiny mouse and tells him what she is looking for. The mouse listens, and then decides to reveal his big bad secret!
This movie is so cute. Sister is so enamored with this film that she has nearly every line memorized. MEMORIZED.
I kid you not, this child begs to watch The Gruffalo’s Child EVERY day!. If I tell her “no,” she brings the book to me and says, “Read it.”
Anytime her and Mister are playing hide and seek, she starts quoting lines about the whiskers and tail of the Big Bad Mouse. I had trouble writing this review, in fact, because she saw the “baby gruffalo” on my monitor and immediately climbed into my lap and wouldn’t get out of my line of vision. I had to put her to bed to finish the review. LOL
Mister enjoys the movie as well, but has been overheard to say, “Not AGAIN!” when it is Sister’s turn to pick a movie or book and she goes straight for this one. When I was chasing them to bed, to write this review, he turns and says, “Mommy, I love the baby Gruffalo.”
The Gruffalo’s Child is as much a timeless classic as The Gruffalo, and the story will be loved by many generations. I can’t help but wonder which character will star in the next movie. Will it be the owl? The fox? The snake? Or the adorable baby squirrels? I hope it’s the owl.
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***I received product sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.***