The Gruffalo

By Julia Dohaldson and Pictures by Axel Scheffler

About the Book

"The Gruffalo" is about the daily adventures of a clever little brown mouse taking places in the deep woods. Little Brown Mouse encounters several predatory creatures throughout his journey. Using his wit he manages to sneak his way out of some sticky situations.

Type of Art

In this book Axel Scheffler uses expressionism to convey and represent the aspects of the woods in a child friendly and creative way. He uses a variety of different techniques to portray the Little Brown Mouse's adventures. By using natural and green toned colors he creates a calm woods environment. Through out the book the different animals remain in the foreground, while tall vertical trees are in the background to continue to represent height and depth with in the woods.