Competition: The Gruffalo

Last Christmas the whole family sat down and watched The Gruffalo. It's such a beautiful adaptation; the narration and the animation are just superb. It really does help that I like the book a lot, and it filmed me with hope when I saw that The Boy sat captivated throughout the entire film!

Unfortunately he still isn't a big fan of the story at the moment, I think it's a bit too long for him. However, he does like the pictures a lot. We were recently sent The Gruffalo Magnetic Adventures by University Games and it is gorgeous. When I was a child, I covetted fuzzy felts but they were expensive at the time and mum didn't under the attraction. But the Magnetic Adventures is way better than fuzzy felts could ever be!

The set consists of a box with a slide-off lid. Inside both halves of the box are printed two halves of the riverbank scene printed in landscape. There are also two cards which fit into the box halves. These cards are portrait and show the path through the forest. Provided with the set are 27 magnetic pieces showing characters and other images from the book, some of these are duplicated images, for example the gruffalo himself facing in different direction.

This set has gone down a storm with The Boy, he adores setting the characters out in different scenes. Admittedly he needs a little help to put them into a realistic setting, for example the owl is in the river and there's a flower hanging from a tree if he's left to his own devices. However, he really likes playing with it, and he's even trying to match up the images from the book.

We were also sent The Gruffalo Word Rhyming Game which is aimed at children 4 years and above. In this box are two games; the rhyming game and the game There's No Such Thing as a Gruffalo game.

(The Magnetic Adventures game (for children 3-8 years) is available from Amazon for £8.99 and the Word Rhyming Game is on sale at the bargain price of £3.99).


I'm lucky enough to be able to offer one lucky person a copy of the Word Rhyming Game (aimed at children aged 4 years and over). In order to do so, please do the following:

  • Pop over to the University Games website, browse their products and then comment below telling me which is your favourite product
  • Tweet the following message:

Roooar! I'd like to win a Gruffalo game

Please leave one comment only.


Competition closes on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at 8pm. One winner will be drawn at random and notified that evening. If I have not had a reply by Monday 24th October at 8pm, then I will redraw. Prize despatched by PR. UK addresses only.

We were sent these items for the purpose of this review. Our opinions are honest and unbiased.


The winner, chosen using is:

  • Emma in Bromley

Congratulations! Many thanks to all who entered!

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  1. says

    Awww Charles loves The Gruffalo and knows the story off by heart almost. I bought him some Gruffalo wellies recently and he wears them EVERYWHERE!
    He's obsessed with everything Gruffalo!

    I really like The Very Hungry Caterpillar Match and Munch game.
    I have tweeted the competition.

  2. jenny paulin says

    i like the look of the Eric Carle ABC game and the Hungry caterpillar math and munch game.
    i will tweet about the competition x

  3. Kate Cunningham says

    I like the look of the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed game as it is a great action song to help with counting 1-5 and kids really relate to jumping on the bed and the dangers of falling off and being told off!
    I have tweeted @01592_katie!/01592_katie/status/120756773157224448

  4. Pippa Ainsworth says

    I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar Match and Munch Game, he is a big favourite in our house and this game would be a good way to play with. Have tweeted @misslongstockin.

  5. Kirsty Fox says

    Who What Where sounds like great fun and I am so rubbish at drawing which would make it even harder, lol

    Twitter – @bloomingfox

  6. louise M says

    love the glow in the dark ceiling stars. remember having some like that as a kid

    have tweeted @loumathema

  7. says

    Would love to win this! We had the gruffalo as the theme for my son's second birthday but the party was called off because of the rain! (in June!!!)
    We have a copy of le gruffalo in our house (the book in French) but I can only pick out a few words!
    Have had a good nosey around the site and love the hungry caterpillar felt board!
    Have also tweeted @Beachpebble

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      The Boy's 2nd birthday was in June (12th) as well, we had to move it inside as it was torrential, monsoon whether outside! Congratulations on winning this competition.

  8. Robyn Clarke says

    The The Very Hungry Caterpillar Match and Munch Game looks like fun!

    Tweeted @robynlclarke

  9. Jennifer says

    Ooo, we like the look of the Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Game!

    Tweeted: @jenniferlkelly


  10. vicky morton says

    I know this would be popular in our house – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Match and Munch Game.
    I have tweeted @vickyd4v3
    Great giveaway, thanks

  11. Natalie Holland says

    I like the look of the Super WHY ABC Letter Game – very educational! My son likes anything to do with letters too, something to go on the christmas list!

    Off to tweet now @fluffyblueberry

  12. helen harris says

    I think the 3-D Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark is fab, my twins would love this
    Have tweeted as @picklepie35 :D

  13. Tracy MacDonald Grant says

    wow the 3D solar system my girls would love it

    have RT @tracygrant3

    have sent followers request

  14. says

    I ended up looking at the jigsaws and loved the Classic Mystery (1000-Piece) Sherlock Holmes & the Speckled Band jigsaw with a twist.

    I've tweeted too

  15. Abbey Kershaw says

    Aww I'm doing Level 3 Child care and Education at college and this would come in totally handy!! I like the look of the Hungry Caterpillar Math and Munch game too hehe! :)

  16. Kellie Faggle says

    My fave product would be the Overstuffed Armchair Puzzler: Sudoku Sofa. If only I could get a spare 10 minutes : )

    Tweeted as @kelliefaggle

  17. emma speers says

    Love the very hungry caterpillar game!!! I would love to say i want to win this for my children, but i'd ne lying cos i want it for myself lol. Done all above @emzispeers

  18. Cheryll H says

    My girls love The Hungry Caterpillar so would they would love The Very Hungry Caterpillar Match and Munch Game :) have tweeted :) @pipersky1

  19. sarah clegg says

    i like the look of the hungry catapillar match n munch game :)….i have also tweeted in name of sarahclegg2

    my fb name is sarah clegg xx