>Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Gruffalo!

>Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Well, actually not me, but Charlie. Here he is ‘reading’ his favourite book to Eloise, who looks attentive and interested at first and then seems rather less gripped by the story. Or maybe by the rendition. It does lose a little bit in the translation, especially towards the end.

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17 thoughts on “>Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Gruffalo!

  1. >Oh bless him. I too have read the Gruffalo many many times and now know it off by heart.I am currently being forced to learn The Gruffalo's Child.Herding Cats x

  2. The Dotterel says:

    >We're graduating to that one too, HC… and it's a worthy sequel!

  3. Markosy says:

    >Hehehehehe a nice post Tim! It seems Eloise has a lot of fun while Charlie reads.As a father of a baby boy since July 2010, the video seems very nice to me.Kind regards,Antonio

  4. The Dotterel says:

    >She enjoys it at first, Antonio… but then seems to find her fingernails more interesting. Mind you, she hasn't a clue what he's going on about!

  5. Steve says:

    >A superb choice of book. I can also highly recommend "Charlie Cook's Favourite Book" by the same authors.

  6. The Dotterel says:

    >That sounds like a 'must have' Steve, for someone called Charlie. I shall seek it out immediately.

  7. >What a sweetie! And how eloquent he is: excellent intonation. Love it!

  8. The Dotterel says:

    >He's got theatrical blood, Trish… on his father's side. I'm such a prima donna, as you know!

  9. Nessa Roo says:

    >Silly old Eloise. A Gruffalo's favorite food is deep-fried baby fingers! (Now THAT'S the way I would have told it! Then she would have paid attention!)

  10. The Dotterel says:

    >… of course! He should've thought of that NR.

  11. Rebecca S. says:

    >My daughter enjoyed watching Charlie read to Eloise, and said "The Gruffalo? That's a great book!" Well done, big brother!

  12. The Dotterel says:

    >What a discerning literary critic your daughter is, Rebecca. And glad she enjoyed the 'reading'!

  13. Saz says:

    >love seeing little ones with books….saz x

  14. Saz says:

    >love seeing little ones with books….saz x

  15. The Dotterel says:

    >…it's so good, Saz, you had to say it twice! Thanks. And you're right.

  16. >Lovely! your daughter is so cute as she patiently listens to it. And what a good book to have from such an age.

  17. The Dotterel says:

    >Thanks WLM… although she was something of a captive audience in that chair!

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