My youngest daughter and I went to Meadowhall shopping centre and dotted around the shopping mall were lots of footprints. Our curiosity led us to track the footprints, what could it be?
We followed the footprints, they were too big to be a cat or a dog. The wrong shape for a horse or rabbit, we kept going. Out side the footprints led us to a big white tent, whatever the animal was it was inside the tent
We stepped inside the tent and were given some mouse hats. The mouse is the scariest creature in the deep dark woods. The tent was home to the deep dark woods, and we were going to take a stroll through the deep dark woods.
We [the mouse] took a stroll through the deep dark wood, a fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. The fox came out from the deep dark wood, he sniffed us and looked, then invited us for tea, it was very kind of him but we had to follow the footprints. An Owl and a snake invited us too but we had to know what had left these footprints.
Deeper into the dark woods we went. Listening to stories and watching the story unfold, until out from a tree we found the answer to who had left the footprints. He had terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws, he had knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose, his eyes were orange and his tongue black and there were purple prickles all over his back, oh help, oh no we found a Gruffalo!
Out of the deep dark woods we went, happy we had found who had left those footprints around Meadowhall.
Thank you to the team at Meadowhall for giving us the first tour of the Gruffalo experience, we have not been asked to write this post.