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Win DVD Copies of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is an adorable story. I enjoyed reading it to my kids and then watching it together. We would read both The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child books and then watch the stories. Now the Oscar-nominated The Gruffalo is being re-released on DVD January 10, 2017. I will be giving away a pair of the DVDs. You can enter to win by leaving a comment on this post. Tell me your favorite childhood story. The contest ends January 6, 2017.


Both of these films are based on beloved children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and feature an all-star cast of voices. Some of the featured voice talent in both films includes Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter), Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter), James Corden (The Late Late Show with James Corden), John Hurt (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins).

About The Gruffalo

This enchanting tale tells the story of a mouse who walks through the woods in search of a nut. Along the way, he encounters a hungry fox, owl, and snake who all think the mouse looks good to eat! Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster with frightening features to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face-to-face with his own creation?

The Gruffalo DVD has an SRP of $9.99 and will be re-released on January 10, 2017.

About The Gruffalo’s Child

One snowy night, the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and bravely tiptoes out of their cave into the deep dark wood in search of the Big Bad Mouse. On her journey, she meets Snake, Owl, and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn’t really exist…or does he?

The Gruffalo’s Child DVD has an SRP of $9.99 and will be re-released on January 10, 2017.

Little Miss Sunshine

Last night Allison and I watched Little Miss Sunshine with Tara and Erik. What a good movie. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I found it touching, tragic and fantastic all at once. We had some chicken soup, that Tara made, for dinner. It was delicious. Then we settled down to watch the movie. I loved the whole family and the outrageousness of their issues as well as the mundaneness of their lives. They were a real set of people with real problems and the frankness with which they talked about their problems was touching and tragic at the same time. I loved Alan Arkin as the grandfather. He just tends to make each movie better. I don’t want to give anything away because I think that knowing as little about this movie as possible before seeing it makes it so wonderful. The actors were fantastic and so fitting. I was really happy to have seen this movie. I’m rooting for it in the Oscars now.