Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler

Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

Written by Axel Scheffler
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Part of the Pip and Posy Series

Baby and Toddler   Books of the Month   3+ readers   
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April 2012 Book of the Month. Best known for creating the pictures for the Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler has created a perfect story for pre-school. How can Pip’s friends cheer him up when his beautiful red balloon goes POP! ? Luckily Posy comes up with a really good idea. Soon Pip and Posy and all their friends are enjoying bubbles. Luckily, there are loads of them – and they always pop. Now Pip doesn’t mind at all. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler

Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!

Axel Scheffler draws Pip and Posy in this video interview:


'Scheffler's illustrations are full of comfort and gentle humour' - The Guardian

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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32 pages


Axel Scheffler
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Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2012




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