Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari by Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari

Written by Axel Scheffler
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Part of the Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Series Series

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One of our Books of the Year 2014 - August 2014 Book of the Month A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family and in particular young toddlers as they flip and flap the pages to their hearts content and create two animals into one on every spread. Brilliantly funny too.


Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari by Axel Scheffler

What do you get if you cross an elephant with a lion? Why, that would be a elephon! And a zebra with a crocodile? That would be a zebodile, of course! My mane is thick, my teeth are sharp - I am a might beast Be careful not to cross my path, or you might be my feast!

About the Author

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany. At school he was good at art, but didn't think of a career in illustration until he won a cuddly purple cow in a drawing competition. He moved to England in 1982 to learn English and study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art and then set up home in London. Axel illustrated a number of books for various publishers, and in 1993 he was suggested as the illustrator for Julia Donaldson's first picture book text, A Squash and a Squeeze. This was the start of a hugely successful partnership: their bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold over three-and-a-half million copies worldwide, and the TV animation was broadcast on Christmas day 2009. Axel has illustrated a number of other highly successful books, including Muddle Farm, and his books have been translated into 42 languages. Axel lives in London with his partner and young daughter.

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Book Info


Novelty book
28 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

7th August 2014




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