Friday, January 30, 2009

The Gruffalo

"The Gruffalo, why didn't you know? "

If you're not familiar with the book called "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler and have kids, it is a good time to check it out. The story is about a small mouse who encounters several hungry animals in the woods and makes up a story about why they shouldn't eat him, only to meet the real Gruffalo he has created in his mind. The brave little mouse then spends the rest of the story meeting up with the hungry animals again and convincing the Gruffalo himself that he shouldn't eat the mouse. The rhymes are fun and catchy and the illustrations are awe-inspiring. Great details on all the funny little characters.

We saw the show at the Children's Theatre Company this weekend. We have been excited about the show since Carl was asked by a friend of ours to be in the promotions for the play for some pro-bono work her company does. Of course, we said yes. The photo shoot itself was a blast... a chance for Carl to get dolled up by the wardrobe people, buffed and puffed by makeup and hair stylists and to ham it up for the camera. The biggest thrill, however, was seeing our little Carl all over the lobby at the Children's Theatre for the show about one of our favorite books. We were in the balcony and I took this without a flash. Sorry for the Gruffalo blur.

Carl and Gus as a two-headed Gruffalo.

Carl in front of his ad in the lobby.


noradawn said...

So cute! Way to go, Carl! What a fun keepsake that will be. Was he recognized by anyone?

Anonymous said...

Jenn, you'd think it'd be easy to get in touch by email, but not so! I don't think you got my reply to your craft night email. Maybe your Yahoo Spam filter is as overzealous as mine! Try my email again--maybe we could get together for a "playdate"!
-Nancy (nancyjdoyle at yahoo)

giddings said...

THAT was Carl????? WE LOVED the ad -- that is WHY we went... Didn't love the play so much!
(Lisa from ECFE)