Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson - 25th anniversary addition hidden by book fairies at Wakehurst Kew

The Book Fairies celebrate the Gruffalo’s 25th birthday by sharing Julia Donaldson’s classic

“Doesn’t he know? There’s no such thing as a gruffalo!”

The Book Fairies in the UK have been sharing copies of a special gold edition Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic The Gruffalo, on the 25th anniversary of the book! What a special celebration 🎂

Who was lucky enough to spot one?

About the book:

This 25th birthday edition of The Gruffalo has a shiny gold foil cover and includes fun bonus material – a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon around the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children over the past twenty-five years, and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

The Gruffalo 25th Anniversary Edition features the classic story with a stunning foil cover as well as a letter from the author, early sketches from the illustrator, fun Gruffalo things to make and do and the lyrics to The Gruffalo Song to celebrate the anniversary year.

Get your hands on a copy!

If you’d like to get this beautiful gold 25th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo, you can find it in your local bookshop! Rather buy your books online? Head to to find this gold edition of The Gruffalo, and still support independent bookshops on the way!

Become a book fairy today

If this Gruffalo based activity has made YOU want to be a book fairy, then absolutely get involved! Grab your first set of book fairy stickers here.

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