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 Mansfield Library next 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 at Mansfield Central Library at the Four Seasons Shopping Centre, in West Gate, on Tuesday, 9th October at 10am as part of a special Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session!
At the session, babies and toddlers will also enjoy stories, rhymes and songs about The Gruffalo and a craft session where they can make Gruffalo masks. The county council’s Library Service regularly hosts Rattle, Rhyme and Roll sessions which help little ones engage with music and song, and is vital for their language development.
Marie Evans, Early Years and Bookstart Officer, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are delighted to announce this session at Mansfield Library as part of a series across the county to celebrate The Gruffalo.
“The Gruffalo continues to be a favourite for toddlers and young children and this event will capture their imagination – not only with songs and rhymes but also with the chance to meet The Gruffalo himself!”
For more details visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website www.nottscc.gov.uk/libraries