|Gruffalo: Axel Scheffler, eat your heart out.....|
The G has a crush.
It's more a fixation really, I suppose, an obsession that has lasted quite a long time already, but one showing no signs of abating any time soon.
The subject of her affections? What can I say about him?
Erm, well, he has terrible tusks and terrible claws.
Oh yes, he also has terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.
His eyes are orange, his tongue is black. He has purple prickles all over his back.
Good looking fella, eh? And no, it's not me.
It's The Gruffalo, or as The G often calls him, The Buffalo (we're working on that).
Right now, The G cannot get enough, a typical day going a little like this:
Get up (having dreamed about The Gruffalo), go downstairs to admire our chalkboard rendition (see picture above, not bad, eh?) and sit down for breakfast. Right now, Gruffalobix doesn't exist, but if it did, that'd be what she'd eat (note to self, must write to Julia Donaldson/Kellogg's about that).
Breakfast finished, we find the giant Gruffalo floor puzzle and, that done, retire to the sofa for a little light reading.
First up, The Gruffalo. Then The Gruffalo's Child. Then The Gruffalo again.
On some days, she'll demand that I put on The Gruffalo DVD.
Last weekend, enjoying some quiet time on The W's knee, The G sat through it twice, a back-to-back double-bill.
That tends to take up the morning, time then to eat.
That prompts a little envy, The G jealous that the Little Brown Mouse says that he's off to have lunch with a Gruffalo, whilst she has to make do with me and The B.
Still, one or two Gruffalo-themed activities in the afternoon more than make up for that.
The Gruffalo, I must admit, ranks amongst mine and The W's own favourite reads.
It's a good job.
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