A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat and smart enough to know it, so he invents ... the gruffalo! As the mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But the mouse has no worry to show. After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo ... is there? Hardcover. IL: K–2.