Imelda Staunton narrates this companion to THE GRUFFALO with as much dramatic flair as she brought to the first volume. The story is framed by a cautionary tale told by the Gruffalo to his children. Fear infuses Staunton's portrayal as the creature remembers his own scary encounter with the "big bad mouse." Boldly, one of the Gruffalo's curious children tiptoes out of a cave filled with the snores of her parent into the "deep, dark" wood. Staunton animates the confrontations with Fox, Snake, and Owl, who also appeared in the first story. Again, the drama builds and ends with a surprising twist that proves satisfying. Staunton sings "The Gruffalo's Child" with pleasing rhymes, rhythms, and interpretations. S.W. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2020
DD ISBN 9780593341308 $6.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2020
DD ISBN 9780525624691 $22.00
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