“Mom and Me” Giveaway: Tickets to The Gruffalo

gruffaloseptoct08.jpgENTER TO WIN: Take your little one to watch the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo, come to life on stage at the Walton Arts Center on Monday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. We’ve got four tickets for one winner, and all you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by clicking below on the word “comment.” Or you can send us an e-mail at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com with the word “giveaway” in the subject line or message. (As always, you can increase your odds of winning by copying your friends on the e-mail.)

To round out your evening, we’re including dinner at a Dickson Street landmark, Jose’s Mexican restaurant, just steps away from Walton Arts Center. You can fill joseslogo.gifthe kids’ tummies with tacos and cheese dip before or after the show, and the adults will love Jose’s legendary salsa, which is made fresh every day. (We mamas love any restaurant that’s kid-friendly, and we’re even more impressed with Jose’s because they showcase the taco-inspired artwork done by their youngest patrons. Click here to see local kids’ taco-related artwork displayed on the Jose’s website! What a great idea.)

Now, back to the show. The Gruffalo is geared toward kids ages 4 to 10. The story centers around the lead character Mouse as she wanders through the forest. Along the way she meets a sly fox, a cunning owl and a sneaky snake. Though she’s small in size, Mouse uses her creativity to scare off enemies by inventing tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. Her plan works perfectly until she comes face to face with the creature she imagined. Mouse’s encounter with a real Gruffalo is surprising, but she soon learns that what might be scary to imagine can be wonderful in real life. Filled with songs, laughs and scary fun, the show was called “irresistibly charming” in the New York Times review.

As an added bonus, this production kicks off “Pajama Night” at the Walton Arts Center. So any kids who arrive in their pj’s or with their favorite stuffed animal will receive a special treat!

Click here to visit the Walton Arts Center website for more ticket info or call 479-443-5600.


  1. I’m home today with my youngest. She’s 7 and has a stomach bug. She’s being a trooper though! I KNOW she’ll be better next Monday and I’d love to take her to the show.

  2. This would be a great way to start a birthday week.. I would love to take my family to this. Looks like a great play. Thanks!

  3. My boys and I have read this book about a thousand times already. We’d love to go.

  4. What a nice way to chase away the Monday blues! Pick our family!! PLEASE

  5. I would love to be entered into your drawing for the Walton Arts tickets. It sounds like it would be a great night out with the family.

  6. What a great way to make connections with literature and art! Can you sense the teacher coming out in me?

  7. This would be a fun first play for my son!! Ando who doesn’t love tacos!!!

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