With these words starts our favorite book/film these days (these months, rather) - The Gruffalo. If you're not yet acquainted with the clever/cunning/brave little brown mouse and his "friends", it's definitely time to do so! (If you have kids, I guess.) The book is quite simple (but sweet!), but the film (and the sequel,The Gruffalo's Child!) is really good. So good, that we know all the words by heart, that we watch it many times a week (it's only half an hour long), and that we've even become the characters.
Pictured below: The little brown mouse, fittingly on a walk in the deep dark wood. (Photo: The Gruffalo's wife.)