Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm by Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm

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

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Full of wit and delight, this flap book gives readers the chance to create creatures that are half-cow half-pig, half-hen and half-sheep or any other kind of combination out of the 121 on offer. Familiar to all readers of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler’s animals are humorously adapted and the comic rhyming text adds to the enjoyment.

A Piece of Passion from Camilla Reid - Editorial Director, Nosy Crow
“Boy, this book makes me giggle! I love the weird animals you create when
you swap their tops and bottoms – they’re like friendly heraldic beasts – and
the odd names that are made as a result: it all just tickles me! Happily, my
five-year-old shares my sense of humour and, having just started reading, she
loves to have a go at reading the strange names too.”


Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm by Axel Scheffler

What do you get if you cross a pig with a turkey? Why, that would be a purkey! And a sheep with a rabbit? That would be a shabbit, of course! A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family. My fleece is fluffy, soft and white - it's used to make warm wool. And when the farmer shears it off, you might get three bags full!

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


Spiral bound
28 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

5th September 2013




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