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    Posted by MrsFlo (U15551150) on Wednesday, 26th December 2012

    We were delighted to hear this fantastic story had been animated. We all loved the Gruffalo & Gruffalo's Child so this was a definite for our Christmas viewing. I think it's going to be a permanent fixture on our Sky+ until it comes out on dvd. Please can we request Stickman or Charlie Cook's Favourite Book for next year? Thank you BBC for keeping my children (& us) quiet for half an hour. Merry Christmas.

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Wednesday, 26th December 2012

    I enjoyed it, too. Wonder what it is about simple repeated rhymes accompanied by entertaining animation that appeals so much?

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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) on Wednesday, 26th December 2012

    I watched the repeat showing this morning whilst having my breakfast, just loved it, laughed at the subtle reference to 'finding a needle in a haystack' by the cat smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Thursday, 27th December 2012

    I've yet to see Room On The Broom, but I've been so charmed by The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child.

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    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Thursday, 27th December 2012

    I thought the animation was great (although the story didn't stick to the book exactly).
    Yet again I had a bugbear with the narration - it was far too quiet and the background music which was very fitting was just too loud. I know the story off by heart as I read it to my friend toddler on a regular basis - just as well because I couldn't make out a lot of what was being said.

    and WHOOSH..... that's me gone. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Alf Hartigan (U2277114) on Thursday, 27th December 2012


    I thought the animation was great (although the story didn't stick to the book exactly)
     


    I read this to my little granddaughter, nearly 3, and she loves it. We both do.

    Their Sky box took a funny turn on Christmas Day so I don't know if it recorded it, and by the time I looked on Boxing Day to see if it was going to be repeated, it had been.

    I thought it followed the book nicely and even Julia Donaldson said, "What is so lovely about the film is the way they have kept true to the story and the look of the book."

    I suppose it deviated in the way the dragon followed them before its final appearance and the scene with the tent isn't in the book.

    Nevertheless a lovely adaptation.

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    Posted by zelda (U2012536) on Thursday, 27th December 2012


    I thought the animation was great (although the story didn't stick to the book exactly)
     


    I read this to my little granddaughter, nearly 3, and she loves it. We both do.

    Their Sky box took a funny turn on Christmas Day so I don't know if it recorded it, and by the time I looked on Boxing Day to see if it was going to be repeated, it had been.

    I thought it followed the book nicely and even Julia Donaldson said, "What is so lovely about the film is the way they have kept true to the story and the look of the book."

    I suppose it deviated in the way the dragon followed them before its final appearance and the scene with the tent isn't in the book.

    Nevertheless a lovely adaptation. 
    As an aside.... I watched ROTB with my neighbour's toddler and he loved it. We then went on to watch the Gruffalos Child which didn't really hold his attention - weird lot us humans aren't we.smiley - erm

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    Posted by Going_once (U14931925) on Thursday, 27th December 2012

    Thanks for the thread. Haven't read the book but like children's stories about Witches and Cats so watched it on iPlayer last night and this big kid loved it. Still available:

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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