Il-Grufflè / The Gruffalo
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“Mar jimxi f’nofs bosk
Xħin lemħu volpi
deherlu wisq bnin kien.”
Komplu mexjin ġol-bosk mudlam,
u skopru x’jiġri xħin il-ġurdien
makakk jiġi wiċċ imb wiċċ ma’
kokka, serp u grufflè mġewwaħ …
Walk further into the deep, dark wood and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo......
About the Author Julia Donaldson is the author of many successful books for children, including the classic The Gruffalo which has won the Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Award for the best book to read aloud. Julia has also written many children's plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling and drama workshops.
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.