Books The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Paperback, 32 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $6.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe GruffaloAuthorJulia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A quick-witted mouse, alone and defenseless against a forest full of predators, invents a beast named the "gruffalo" with terrible claws, tusks, and jaws to ward off his determined foes. Genres: Children's Books Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Gruffalo Review NPR Books Summer Poll 2020: Kids' Books Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers August 31, 2020 This year we had kids and caregivers in mind when we chose the genre for our summer poll. So here are 100 favorite kids' books, picked by readers and expert judges, to while away the hours at home.