Grug gets lost - By Ted Prior
Grug gets lost
One day, on his way home from shopping, Grug finds his path blocked by a fallen tree.
Grug walks around the tree, but then he can't see the path. He keeps walking, but he's never been into this part of the forest before.
The forest is very dark. And the trees begin to look like faces. Then a wallaby rushes past. Grug is frightened!
Although he is very scared, he is also very tired. He closes his eyes and soon he is asleep.
When he wakes up, he can see some light coming through the tall trees. He walks towards it.
Soon Grug is out in the open. Then he sees Cara's hollow log. 'Not far to go now,' says Grug.
Safe in his burrow, Grug is very happy. 'There's no place like home,' he says.
Grug is a fictional character appearing in a series of Australian children's books by the author Ted Prior. They were published between 1979 and 1992 by Hodder Headline Australia and have now been republished by Simon & Schuster. The reprinted series is now available for purchase. Due to the popularity of the series, new titles are being published, some are already available for purchase.
"Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawong tree. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, he is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss. When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, Grug invents his own dance and calls it "The Grug"."
Author : Ted Prior
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Format : Paperback
Condition : New in October 2014
Dimensions : 15cm x 15 cm x 0.5cm
About Ted Prior
Ted Prior previously worked as a police officer and art teacher. He also worked in children's TV and animation. In 1979 he started his GRUG series of children's picture books.
- Q. How did you come to write Grug?
- A. Thirty years ago I was living on a small farm in northern New South Wales. I had just started reading stories to my two very young children and thought I would try to create our own imaginary bush animal and write a story about it. I doodled around and came up with Grug.