He might sound scary – but that does not stop children’s love of The Gruffalo. And babies, toddlers and young children aged under five can enjoy finding out more about the creature who has orange eyes, a black tongue and purple prickles all over his back at a special event at Sutton Library, the Idlewells Shopping Centre, this week.
The popular children’s story character is the central focus of a series of under fives sessions across the county in October in a number of Nottinghamshire libraries.
And The Gruffalo will make a guest appearance on Tuesday, 9th October at Sutton Library, in full costume, as part of a Gruffalo-themed Story Hullabaloo session starting at 2pm. At the session, children will enjoy stories and a craft session where they can make Gruffalo masks.
Story hullabaloo sessions are aimed at toddlers and young children to promote a love of books and to engage with them, their parents and carers and literature in a fun, relaxed environment.
Marie Evans, Early Years and Bookstart Officer, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are delighted to announce this session at Sutton-in-Ashfield Library as part of a series across the county to celebrate The Gruffalo. We are also delighted that children will get to meet The Gruffalo himself at the library!
“The Gruffalo continues to be a favourite for toddlers and young children and this event will capture their imagination with stories and crafts about this fantastic and lovable book character.”
For more details visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website: www.nottscc.gov.uk/libraries