It’s now twenty years since parents started reading The Gruffalo to their children and Julia Donaldson’s loveable monster has certainly stood the test of time. Since the release of the children’s book there has been a stageshow, follow on books and even various themed woodland events in the UK and now to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the book’s launch, there’s to be a Gruffalo 50p piece launched next week.
The Royal Mint is keeping fairly tight lipped about the coin, and so we don’t know yet what it will look like but we assume it’s likely to feature the monster, and possibly the mouse who bravely stands up to him.
There’s someone coming out of the deep dark wood… 19 February 2019! Click here to register your interest and be in with a chance of winning one of 50 Gruffalo prizes! https://t.co/ySbhVLYaiJ @MagicLightPics #TheGruffalo #Gruffalo #Gruffalo20 pic.twitter.com/MlfV2uxKO3
— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) February 13, 2019
The books were illustrated by Alex Scheffler so if the coin features the creature, it’s his illustrations that are likely to end up on the coins.
In recent years we’ve seen a collection of Beatrix Potter coins, and this year is to bring Shakespeare coins, Samuel Pepys coins and even Sherlock Holmes coins. This 50p will join them to be some of the most collectable coins of the year.
Those in the UK should look out for the coins in their change, but for those overseas who would like to collect the coins, they are available to purchase from the Royal Mint website.
In this devious and proud Hogwarts House you will be in great company- hugely successful wizards such as Merlin, The Bloody Baron, and Lord Voldemort have come before you.
Some of the more dedicated Slytherins have decided to permanently mark their bodies with designs to celebrate the powerful house to which they now belong… Would you show your love for Slytherin in this way?
The Instagram blogger decided to collate the main characters from his favourite fictional world and with an obviously astute and scientific mind (!) went about assigning each Middle-Earth resident with their star sign according to their characteristics.
Check out the twelve below and let us know in the comments or on FB if it is correct!
Zacksploitation Comics decided to celebrate by taking classic Baby-Sitters Club book covers and having a bit of fun with them. Using his editing skills and fatuous humour, he created a handful of cheeky and laugh-out-loud funny covers for the classic tween reads.
For now, here are Chef Swasty’s hilarious reactions to the first two movies…
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Good to know we can add our own shame to the ever-growing list of tragic titles.
If you submitted a title about your life- what would yours be?