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Axel Scheffler - Author

About the Author

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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Axel Scheffler Pip the Puppy

Axel Scheffler Pip the Puppy

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 06/02/2020

Little ones can join in the fun with mischievous Pip the Puppy by pulling out the sliders and pushing up the tabs. Follow Pip out and about as he chases the cat, frightens the postman, and woofs all afternoon at the park! Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with a gentle rhyming story, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo Axel Scheffler. Also available: Axel Scheffler On the Farm, Axel Scheffler In the Jungle

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming and funny new Pip and Posy story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing!

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/09/2019

What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It's a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that's a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up creatures from frozen lands.

Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book

Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

A crowing cockerel, a mooing cow and a quacking duck are just some of the animals making a racket down on Noisy Farm! With 10 sounds to press, lots to spot and count and a rhyming story to share, children will love joining in with all the farmyard fun! Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book is a gorgeous gift book children will return to time and time again, with fantastic illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.

Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book

Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Make your way around the jungle and name all the different animals as you go in this bright and colourful buggy board book, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animals in Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book.

Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book

Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Make your way around the farm and name all the different animals as you go in this bright and colourful buggy board book, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take Axel Scheffler First Farm Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animals in Axel Scheffler First Jungle Buggy Book.

Ar y Fferm

Ar y Fferm

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2019

Yn y Jyngl

Yn y Jyngl

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2019

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Undefined Release Date: 04/10/2018

With a set of nine cute picture blocks and a cute board book edition of THE BIG BALLOON, this book and block pack is perfect for little hands!

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2018

It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL . . . oh, dear! All young readers will enjoy the moment when Posy finds Pip lying on the sofa, feeling sick, but will they guess how she decides to tackle Pip? A charming and funny new Pip and Posy story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing!

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 25/07/2018

What do you get if you cross a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex with a fearsome Triceratops? It's a Tyrannotops, of course! And how about a giant Diplodocus with a soaring Pterodactyl? Why, that's a Diplodactyl! With over 121 possible prehistoric creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for dinosaur fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up dinosaurs.

Axel Scheffler On the Farm

Axel Scheffler On the Farm

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

Little ones can join in the fun On the Farm by pulling out the sliders, jiggling the animals and making all the different noises! Quack along with the ducks, moo with the cows and neigh with the horses. Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. Also available: In the Jungle

Axel Scheffler In the Jungle

Axel Scheffler In the Jungle

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

Little ones can join in the fun In the Jungle by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and counting all the animals! How many lazy lions are yawning? How many zebras are skipping? Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. Also available: On the Farm

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 24/04/2018

Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool: he has lots of fun toys and beach gear, AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a... PARTY!

Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes

Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/07/2017

From Humpty Dumpty to Jack and Jill, these classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies come in a CD case beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. A sing-along CD with over fifty favourite nursery rhymes, performed by Sian Thomas and Steven Pacey, Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes is perfect for families to share at home or in the car.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2017

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.

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac. Zac is very cool: he has lots of fun toys and beach gear, AND he's really good at handstands. So, to her dismay, when Posy wakes up, she finds that Pip is more interested in playing with Zac than her. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a... PARTY!

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes Book and CD Pack

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes Book and CD Pack

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Book Release Date: 20/04/2017

From Humpty Dumpty to Jack and Jill, these twelve classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a read-along CD, performed by Sian Thomas and Steven Pacey, that slots neatly into the cover, Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes is the perfect nursery rhymes book for families to share. Also available: Mother Goose's Action Rhymes, Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes, Mother Goose's Animal Rhymes

Mother Goose's Animal Rhymes Book and CD Pack

Mother Goose's Animal Rhymes Book and CD Pack

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Book Release Date: 20/04/2017

From Baa Baa Black Sheep to Mary Had a Little Lamb, these twelve classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a read-along CD, performed by Sian Thomas and Steven Pacey, that slots neatly into the cover, Mother Goose's Animal Rhymes is the perfect nursery rhymes book for families to share. Also available: Mother Goose's Action Rhymes, Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes, Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 27/07/2016

What do you get if you cross a snake with a cat? It's a cake, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that's a tortish! A very silly but absolutely engaging book that will charm the whole family.

Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes

Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Book Release Date: 28/06/2016

From Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Hush-a-bye Baby, these twelve classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a free read-along CD that slots neatly into the cover, Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes is the perfect bedtime book for families to share. Also available: Mother Goose's Action Rhymes.

Mother Goose's Action Rhymes

Mother Goose's Action Rhymes

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Book Release Date: 28/06/2016

From I'm a Little Teapot to Row, Row, Row Your Boat, these twelve classic nursery rhymes and traditional action songs are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a free read-along CD that slots neatly into the cover, Mother Goose's Action Rhymes is a wonderful book for families to share. Also available: Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes.

Sound-Button Stories: Portly Pig

Sound-Button Stories: Portly Pig

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 25/05/2016

Portly Pig loves nothing more than being mucky! He sets off around the farm in search of a big muddy puddle, but what will he do when it starts to rain? Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Portly's noisy oinking on every page.

Sound-Button Stories: Cuddly Cow

Sound-Button Stories: Cuddly Cow

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 25/05/2016

Cuddly Cow is ready for bed, but she can't get to sleep anywhere! As she visits her farmyard friends, will she find the perfect place to get a good night's sleep? Little fingers will just love pushing the big sound button to hear Cuddly's noisy mooing on every page.

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2016

Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the seaside, collecting shells and digging the sand. But when Posy has a nap, Pip makes friends with a boy called Zac who has lots more toys and beach gear. A funny and dramatic story about working out that two's company and three's a... PARTY!

The Doric Gruffalo

The Doric Gruffalo

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2015

Now Available in Doric Scots Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Doric Scots! Translated by Sheena Blackhall and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. A moose tuik a dander ben the wid. A tod saw the moose, and the moose luiked guid. Come a wee bit farrer intae thon deep mirk wid, an fin oot fit happens fin the sleekit moose faas in wi a hoolet, a snake an a hungry gruffalo ...

Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories Book and CD

Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories Book and CD

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2015

Katie, Pip and Freddy are lively creatures who love to make noise, dance about and have fun. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, these stories have lots of details that children will love to spot. The Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories Book and CD is completed by robust, easy-to-hold tabs to keep track of each story and an audio recording by Joanna Page, the voice of the much-loved children's television programme, Poppy Cat.

Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog

Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/06/2014

Pip is a pup with a very loud bark, He scares all the cats when he strolls through the park! Freddy's a frog with goggly eyes, He's small and fat and loves catching flies. Pip and Freddy are two lively creatures who love to make noise and have fun. The rhyming stories in Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Pip the Dog and Freddy the Frog are beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler - with lots of details that children will love to spot. Also available in the series: Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories: Katie the Kitten and Lizzy the Lamb.

Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle A Counting Sound Book

Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle A Counting Sound Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Happy hippos,gentle giraffes, lazy lions and frisky frogs - just some of the animals marching to the jungle beat in the wonderful Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle! With ten animals to count, six amazing jungle sounds and lively illustrations by the world-famous, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, this is a book that children will enjoy again and again. Learning to count has never been so much fun! Also available in Axel Scheffler Noisy Book series: Noisy Farm.

Katie the Kitten Buggy Book

Katie the Kitten Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2013

Katie's a kitten with sleek, shiny fur, She has sparkly eyes and a lovely, deep purr. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, Katie the Kitten Buggy Book has a fun rhyming story and a noisy meow-meow sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in the Noisy Buggy Buddies series: Pip the Puppy, Freddy the Frog and Lizzy the Lamb.

Lizzy the Lamb Buggy Book

Lizzy the Lamb Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2013

Lizzy's a lamb who loves to have fun, She plays in the fields and skips in the sun. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, Lizzy the Lamb Buggy Buddy has a fun rhyming story and a noisy baa-baa sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in the Noisy Buggy Buddy series: Pip the Puppy, Freddy the Frog and Katie the Kitten.

Freddy the Frog Buggy Book

Freddy the Frog Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2013

Freddy's a frog with goggly eyes, He's small and fat and loves catching flies. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, Freddy the Frog Buggy Book has a fun rhyming story and a noisy croak-croak sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in the Noisy Buggy Buddies series: Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb and Katie the Kitten.

Axel Scheffler Pocket Library

Axel Scheffler Pocket Library

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/04/2009

The Axel Scheffler Pocket Library is a gorgeous set of small format board books stored in a handy slipcase. Children will love to join in with Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb, Katie the Kitten and Freddy the Frog for lots of fun! With rhyming text and delightful illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler, children will be entertained for hours! This set contains four mini Axel Scheffler board books full of animal fun!

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes and how she came to tell them

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes and how she came to tell them

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Join Mother Goose and her three little goslings, Boo, Lucy and Small, as they enjoy eighty-eight favourite traditional nursery rhymes. Thirty original short stories about Mother Goose and her playful goslings link the rhymes and give them a fresh new context that is a real joy to share. With glorious pictures from today's leading illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes is a must for every family bookshelf.

Proverbs From Far and Wide

Proverbs From Far and Wide

Author: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2001

If the baboon could see his own behind, he would laugh too. From quarrelling hippopotamuses in Buganda to drinking tea with a fork in India, the proverbs in this book span the world. With striped squirrels, frowning frogs and bewildered baboons, Proverbs From Far and Wide is a wonderful collection of proverbs compiled and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the prize-winning children's book, The Gruffalo. These witty sayings will make you stop to think and laugh out loud.

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