The best Gruffalo Soft Toy ever!! He has knobbly knees, and turned-out toes, And a poisonous wart on the end of his nose. His eyes are orange, his tongue is black; He has purple prickles all over his back. Based on this popular book by Julia Donaldson, 'The Gruffalo', this super-soft plush toy allows children to snuggle up to this fearsome friend as they read the story. The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse's walk in the woods. The story of the mouse's walk through the woods unfolds in two phases; in both, the mouse uses cunning to evade danger. On his way the mouse encounters several dangerous animals (a fox, an owl, and a snake). Each of these animals, clearly intent on eating the mouse, invites him back to their home for a meal. The cunning mouse declines each offer. To dissuade further advances, he tells each animal that he has plans to dine with his friend, a gruffalo, whose favourite food happens to be the relevant animal, and describes the features of the gruffalo's monstrous anatomy. Frightened that the gruffalo might eat it, each animal flees.