Celebrating The Gruffalo’s 25th birthday

Author, Julia Donaldson with guests, school children and staff at Auchterhouse PS - launching 25 years of The Gruffalo book
Tuesday 15 January 2024

Author, Julia Donaldson was back at Auchterhouse Primary last week (Wednesday 10 January) to celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of The Gruffalo.

Julia first visited the school in the 1995/96s to introduce her then unpublished story of The Gruffalo to pupils. After a great response from the children, she dedicated the book to the school with each copy carrying a dedication to Auchterhouse Primary.  

The event last week was organised by the Scottish Book Trust to launch a year of events celebrating 25 years of The Gruffalo. Guests invited along to the school included  ex-head teacher Sheila McCallum and former pupils from Julia’s original visit.

Julia treated the children to a short talk and a performance and gave each child a signed 25th anniversary edition of the book.

The children and staff of Auchterhouse Primary had a wonderful day and were honoured to have Julia and special guests there.