Proverbs from Far and Wide by Axel Scheffler


Proverbs from Far and Wide by Axel Scheffler

'If the baboon could see his own behind, he would laugh too This and many other proverbs from around the world brilliantly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, are brought together for the first time in a picture book. With Axel's usual cast of witty animals, children will laugh loud at these worldwide sayings. This new paperback edition contains an entertaining selection of the proverbs first published in the small-formal hardback edition. Published in 1999, the hardback has been translated into 11 different languages.

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
Interest Age: 4+


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Publication date

26th October 2001



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