I don't think that Julia Donaldson's work needs any introduction and if you have never heard about the "Gruffalo", you seriously need to get this book in our own language. Some of the words may not be common and/or frequently used but the Gruffalo deserves nothing better than a loyal translation of his description. It's simply a beautifully woven story where size doesn't really matter if a smart brain is present. This book is a rollercoaster of curiosity from one page to the other and I do encourage parents to read it with their kids though perhaps not as a bedtime story. You can figure out why on your own.