Wednesday, 15 October 2014

"The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson.  Illustrated by Alex Sheffer.

If you go down in the woods today ...............
make sure it's Hamsterley Forest near Bishop Auckland.

Take the children across the impressive new bridge that spans the river and follow the Gruffalo trail through the trees.
Cross the wood-and-metal bridge, enjoy the reflections in the water
before you reach . . .

 . . . this board.
Scuff your shoes through the dead leaves on the ground
and listen for the eerie call of the birds above your head.
Walk on until at last you spot a sign for the Gruffalo

and there he is standing in a clearing - The Gruffalo,bigger than a man but friendly in his  own ugly way!