The National Literacy Trust and Macmillan Children’s Books are running an exciting competition for children aged 5-11 to celebrate The Gruffalo’s 20th birthday.
Primary school pupils have the chance to write their very own stories about what happened next to their favourite character from the book, after the Gruffalo flees and Mouse found the nut.
Taking inspiration from Julia Donaldson’s wonderful words and Axel Scheffler’s iconic illustrations, children will be able tell their stories using prose, rhyme and/or pictures.
There are a range of exciting activities to bring the competition and the magical world of The Gruffalo to life in primary schools throughout the UK. All participating schools will receive a printed poster and colourful bookmarks for pupils, and will be able to download an activity pack complete with fun ideas, a toolkit to transform classrooms into the deep dark wood, and a certificate to celebrate every child who has taken part.
The winning pupil will receive a special 20th birthday copy of The Gruffalo signed by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, an incredible hamper filled with Gruffalo goodies, as well as £250 worth of books from Pan Macmillan for their school. What’s more – these prizes will be delivered by the Gruffalo, himself! Ten runners up will also receive a signed copy of The Gruffalo.
To find out more information and to take part, visit www.literacytrust.org.uk/gruffalo
The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999, 2019
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