Exhibition exploring children’s book The Gruffalo launches in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:35 19 October 2017

Children enjoying the opening of A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures at the Discover Centre

Children enjoying the opening of A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures at the Discover Centre


Popular children’s book The Gruffalo is set to be explored at a new exhibition at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford.

It is one of 12 books by author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler to feature in A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures.

The pair joined children from across the borough to launch the exhibition at the High Street, Stratford centre, which opens on Saturday.

Julia said: “It’s always exciting when someone takes our books in a different direction.

“We’ve had plays and films, and now this imaginative and interactive exhibition.”

Axel added: “Over the years I have always been very happy to visit and support the Discover Children’s Story Centre.

“It is an honour to have my partnership with Julia Donaldson showcased in this immersive, interactive way.”

The exhibition runs until September next year. Visit for more information and to book.

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