22 June 2009
Awww, another reason to wish I was going to be in England this Christmas (aside from the introduction of the 11th Doctor!) The BBC reports that an animated version of The Gruffalo, a story time favorite in my library and with my daughter, will hit TV screens in the UK in December. Relying on the formula of a wily critter who outwits larger predators, The Gruffalo is hugely successful in the UK and has spawned a fairly healthy cottage industry of books, cuddly toys, and related paraphernalia. It also marks one of the highly successful collaborations between author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.