Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean by Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

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

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Mix up a jellyfish and a dolphin and what do you get? A jolphin – and a very curious creature it looks too. And a whale and a jellyfish which becomes a whellyfish is pretty odd too. Axel Scheffler’s ocean creatures start out just as they should but some fun mixing up of the split pages makes them into something very different. Enjoy 121 Flip Flap variations in this fun look at sea creatures. ~ Julia Eccleshare

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “The fifth book in this ever-popular series is just as hilarious as the ones before it. The split pages together with Axel’s animals are a winning formula that all the family will enjoy! Who knew there could be so much silliness under the sea!"

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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean by Axel Scheffler

What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle! With over 121 possible underwater creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly animals that live under the ocean.

About the Author

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. He is best known for his partnership with Julia Donaldson, including A Squash and the Squeeze and The Gruffalo. Axel has illustrated a number of other highly successful books, including Muddle Farm, and his books have been languages In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Christmas Bear and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London with his partner and young daughter.

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Board book
28 pages


Axel Scheffler
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Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2017




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