To celebrate The Gruffalo's 20th anniversary, The National Literacy Trust held a competition in partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books, encouraging children aged 5 - 11 to write their own story of what happened next to their favourite character from The Gruffalo.

Elise Renshaw of Kingsway Primary School in Urmston has been announced as the winner with her story entitled Foxes Revenge and will be presented with her prize by the Gruffalo himself.

Elise received a signed copy of the The Gruffalo and a Gruffalo hamper and her school will be given £250 worth of Macmillan Children’s Books books whilst each of the 20 runners up will receive a signed copy.

Elise Renshaw, said: “My mum used to read The Gruffalo to us at bedtime. When this competition was announced I decided I would like to do my own story as I love reading. I thought the story up and how I wanted it to rhyme to follow on from the original story. When I found out I had won, I was astonished and could not believe it. I felt proud that my story had won the overall prize.”

Anthea Renshaw, Elise’s Mother, said: “When I was told Elise had won the overall prize I was unbelievably proud. I had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat watching her reaction when she found out she had won. I'm one very proud mum.”