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The Gruffalo Book review and why this is my favourite business book

Last night, I read The Gruffalo with my 11-year-old son. He thinks the book is funny, but to be honest he’s a bit bored with it because it’s one we’ve read together many times before. He was a bit like, ‘Oh, ok mum, if you really want to.’     Thing is, it’s my favourite business book and reading it always inspires me.   Just continue reading The Gruffalo book review below.

Well, Gruffalo,’ said the mouse. ‘You see?

Everyone is afraid of me!

But now my tummy’s beginning to rumble.

My favourite food is – gruffalo crumble!

The Gruffalo Book review, read the gruffalo

The Gruffalo story book

Just to recap, The Gruffalo story book is about a little mouse who manages to convince the Gruffalo – a big,scary creature with orange eyes, a black tongue and a poisonous wart on the end of its nose– that he’s the scariest creature in the woods and not to eat him. He doesn’t do this with size or force – he’s just a little mouse after all – but clever quick thinking.

The Gruffalo book review

With its rhyming couplets and colourful pictures, The Gruffalo is a great book for kids but I just love the message within its pages: that being the biggest doesn’t mean you’re the smartest. I always think of the analogy of the Gruffalo as a large corporate company and the mouse as a small business. The mouse knows it can’t beat the Gruffalo on size, so it uses its agile mind instead.

The Gruffalo story book, gruffalo book pages

In some ways, I like to think of Tidy Books as that little mouse because we’re agile, too. We’re not hanging around waiting to be eaten up by our competitors, that’s for sure. We’re constantly coming up with new ideas to make our kids’ bookcases and storage boxes more interesting and fun. This year we’ll be launching two fantastic new products and we have more planned for the future. We’ll also be crowdfunding next month. We don’t want Tidy Books to become big and scary like the Gruffalo but we’re smart enough to want to build on our success. Like that clever little mouse, we’re a force to be reckoned with.

 

*Do you have a favourite children’s book that you still love to read? Let us know in the comment box below

Here are 5 more favourite children’s books that adults can enjoy

  1.  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – this one takes us back to our own childhoods!
  2. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman – a classic adventure that everyone can enjoy
  3. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.  Well worth a second read and darker than you first imagined.
  4. Maps by Aleksandra MizieliÔnska and Daniel MizieliÔnski  A fascinating tour of the world in beautifully illustrated country maps.  You’ll learn something new every time!
  5. Superfudge by Judy Blume.  Makes the whole family laugh out loud.

 

 

 

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Géraldine Grandidier

About Géraldine Grandidier

Géraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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