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Axel Scheffler - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

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.

Featured books by Axel Scheffler

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

The Smartest Giant 15th Anniversary Edition

5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

A new, limited edition of the modern classic The Smartest Giant in Town. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! Join George on his journey in this special anniversary edition. 

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN, now available in paperback. Written in Julia Donaldson's glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality - and a happy ending! Two scarecrows, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, are planning the perfect wedding. But wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake, has other ideas and almost ruins their special day. Harry must become a hero before he and Betty can have the wedding of their dreams.

The Gruffalo Annual

The Gruffalo Annual

3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

The official Gruffalo Annual is bursting with fun stories, perfect puzzles and amazing activities, featuring all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. With 64 pages filled with crafts, recipes, quizzes, games, drawing, writing and colouring-in, it's enough to keep Gruffalo fans busy all year round! From the award-winning duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo.

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/10/2014

Creators of The Gruffalo, best selling author/ illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are back with another bestseller on their hands. “Stick Man lives in the family tree/ with Stick Lady love/ And his children three”.But one day Stick Man is pounced on by a dog. Help! This is not what Stick Man wants….While others find many ignominious uses for Stick Man – a bat, a pen, a bow and a boomerang among others – Stick Man does all he can to find his way back home…And, happily, he does! A brilliant visual treat now available as a stunning gift set, containing a mini paperback of the book and a 24-piece floor puzzle.

Stick Man and Other Stories

Stick Man and Other Stories

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Gorgeous mini gift editions of Stick Man, Tabby McTat and The Highway Rat, presented in an irresistible slipcase. All three stories are written in Julia Donaldson's fabulous rhyme and illustrated by the inimitable Axel Scheffler, of Gruffalo fame. A Review from Julia Eccleshare for The Highway Rat - Best-selling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking adventure of a greedy Highway Rat and how he is outwitted by a very clever duck. Axel Scheffler’s animals are as full of vivid expression as usual.

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2014

Best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have paired up again for a rollickingly good picture book. Scarecrows Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay have stood next to each other in a field for some time. Now they are planning to get married and they want to have ‘the best wedding yet’. But the rascally Reginald Rake looks set to scupper their good intentions. Can Betty and Harry save the day? Funny and touching and filled with some familiar looking creatures! ~ Julia Eccleshare

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

Gruffalo's Child Sound Book

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Novelty book Release Date: 12/09/2013

All the sounds of story can be played on the buttons attached to this version of the bestselling The Gruffalo’s Child. Readers will love being able to bring the different animals – and the weather! – to life as the Gruffalo’s Child steps out on an adventure.  The perfect Christmas gift!

Other books by Axel Scheffler

The Smeds and the Smoos BB

The Smeds and the Smoos BB

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 04/11/2021

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man - now available in a fun, sturdy board book edition! The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There's even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world! From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2020. Praise for The Smeds and the Smoos: 'A book for our time.' BBC Radio 4 'Blast off with the most exciting book yet from the creator of The Gruffalo. Get ready for a wild and wonderful journey through space in a book that is perfect for reading together.' The Sun 'The Gruffalo team's own Jabberwocky, with rhyme and nonsense words but a happy ending, inventively illustrated by Scheffler.' The Times 'A timely tale of tolerance that's fun to read aloud.' Daily Express

Freddy the Frog A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Freddy the Frog A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Campbell Books Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2021

Little ones can join in the fun with Freddy the Frog by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise down at the pond! Follow Freddy as he squelches in slime, races his friends and croaks all the day long! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Pip the Puppy, On the Farm, and In the Jungle.

The Gruffalo Sound Book

The Gruffalo Sound Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2021

Press the twelve sound buttons in the pages of the story to make Julia Donaldson's classic tale of The Gruffalo come alive! Listen to Snake hiss and Owl hoot! Hear Mouse's tummy rumble and the Gruffalo growl in this magical, interactive story sound book. The ideal gift for all Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Sound Book is also the perfect introduction to this family favourite . . . A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

The Gruffalo's Child: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Gruffalo's Child: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 28/10/2021

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this brilliant board book based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo's Child, and bring the story to life! One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Move the push, pull and slide mechanisms on every spread to find out. With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Gruffalo's Child: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book.

Squirrel's Snowman

Squirrel's Snowman

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 14/10/2021

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Squirrel's Snowman, a new story in the Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. It's snowing, and Squirrel wants to build a snowman. Will she and her friends find everything they need to build? Lift the flaps to find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Squirrel's Snowman joins the first four stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series - Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig - which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years.

Superworm Anniversary foiled edition PB

Superworm Anniversary foiled edition PB

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2021

The wriggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a gorgeous foiled cover to celebrate his tenth anniversary! Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan... Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! From the superstar creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog Soon to be an on-screen adventure starring Matt Smith and Olivia Coleman Celebrating 10 years of Superworm in 2022

Fox's Socks 20th Anniversary Edition

Fox's Socks 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2021

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Fox's Socks by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Poor old Fox has lost his socks - can you help him find them? Are they in the kitchen or under the stairs? Are they inside the clock or hidden in a chest? Lift the flaps and find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Fox's Socks: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Rabbit's Nap, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

The Noisy Farm Book A press-the-page sound book

The Noisy Farm Book A press-the-page sound book

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2021

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

My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

My First Gruffalo: The Gruffalo Puppet Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 30/09/2021

Play with the soft, cuddly Gruffalo hand puppet as you read the fun story, based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Who's afraid of the Gruffalo? With this fantastic addition to the My First Gruffalo range, you can use your special Gruffalo hand puppet to scare away Fox, Owl and Snake as you read the interactive text. Then see if you are brave enough to scratch the Gruffalo's warty nose and tickle his prickles! Toddlers and young children will love meeting the Gruffalo, Mouse and the other animals in the deep dark wood in a playful new way in The Gruffalo Puppet Book, with a simple preschool story based on the original picture book and a fantastically detailed Gruffalo hand puppet.

Who's on the Broom? A Room on the Broom Book

Who's on the Broom? A Room on the Broom Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 16/09/2021

Celebrating 20 years of Room on the Broom! Lift the soft fabric flaps on every page to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom - perfect for little ones for Halloween! With soft fabric flaps which are easy to lift and help develop fine motor skills, this felt flaps book is perfect for sharing with even the youngest child. Join the witch and all her animal friends for a magical broomstick adventure in Who's on the Broom?: A Room on the Broom Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Enjoy more felt flap books with: Gruffalo, Where Are You?

The Gruffalo and Friends Advent Calendar Book Collection

The Gruffalo and Friends Advent Calendar Book Collection

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Count down to Christmas with this advent calendar collection of twenty-four mini activity, song and rhyme books, based on the bestselling picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Enjoy a book every day with this fantastic festive collection, including colouring, drawing and activity books based on the family-favourite picture books, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and more. Plus lots of family fun with songs and rhymes to enjoy together, including The Gruffalo Song. With twenty-four mini books collected together in a beautiful hardback presentation case with tie ribbon, The Gruffalo and Friends Advent Calendar Book Collection is perfect for sharing together every day of advent.

Pip and Posy: The Birthday Party

Pip and Posy: The Birthday Party

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

The much-acclaimed toddler book series by Camilla Reid and The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple, engaging and funny stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake and Sky in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness, sympathy - and resourcefulness - make everything better. In The Birthday Party, It's Posy's big day and she's delighted with Pip's present of a beautiful toy bus. The friends have fun with the bus, then play some energetic party games and, before long, it's time for the birthday tea. But just as Pip is carrying the magnificent birthday cake to the table, he trips over the bus and flies into the air - along with Posy's cake! All small children will enjoy finding out what happens next - and seeing how Pip and Posy make the best of a very, very sticky situation. A relatable story about navigating life's minor catastrophes! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Friendly Snail, The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale Board Book Gift Slipcase

Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale Board Book Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/09/2021

Celebrate 20 years of Room on the Broom, with this special gift slipcase edition of two much-loved classic stories from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. In Room on the Broom, join the witch and her animal friends on a broomstick adventure, and discover what happens when they encounter a greedy dragon! Then set sail around the world, past volcanoes and icebergs, and save the whale in The Snail and the Whale. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition, making the Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale Board Book Gift Slipcase the perfect gift to share with the whole family.

The Smeds and Smoos Early Reader

The Smeds and Smoos Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, now in an early reader format to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There's even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate! This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. Winner at the British Book Awards 2020 - Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world! From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2020. Praise for The Smeds and the Smoos: 'A book for our time.' BBC Radio 4 'Blast off with the most exciting book yet from the creator of The Gruffalo. Get ready for a wild and wonderful journey through space in a book that is perfect for reading together.' The Sun 'The Gruffalo team's own Jabberwocky, with rhyme and nonsense words but a happy ending, inventively illustrated by Scheffler.' The Times 'A timely tale of tolerance that's fun to read aloud.' Daily Express

Room on the Broom 20th Anniversary Edition

Room on the Broom 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Celebrating 20 years of Room on the Broom! There's room on the broom for everyone, so come and join the fun with this special twentieth anniversary edition of the bestselling classic Room on the Broom, featuring the much-loved original story plus additional bonus content. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, there are plenty of friends around to help her out, and they all want a ride on the broom too. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal friends had better think fast! Room on the Broom 20th Anniversary Edition features the classic story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, as well as extra-special bonus content to celebrate the anniversary year. Perfect for little ones at Halloween!

Zippel The Little Keyhole Ghost

Zippel The Little Keyhole Ghost

Author: Alex Ruhle Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Paul returns home from school one day to discover a tiny ghost is living in the keyhole of his front door. He names him Zippel, and the little ghost is curious about everything, from food and clothes to how the toilet flushes! But Paul's parents want to change the locks - can Paul find Zippel a new home in time? Filled with colourful pictures from best-loved illustrator Axel Scheffler, Zippel is a charming story about finding friends in the most unexpected of places. Translated by Rachel Ward.

Hide-and-Seek Pig 20th Anniversary Edition

Hide-and-Seek Pig 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2021

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Hide-and-Seek Pig by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Can you lift the flaps and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Hide-and-Seek Pig: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Postman Bear.

Let's Find Superworm

Let's Find Superworm

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/08/2021

Where has Superworm gone? Can you find him? Lift the colourful felt flaps in this fun chunky board book, perfect for small hands, until you find Superworm! While there is so much fun to be had, this board book will also help increase hand-eye co-ordination, develop speech and aid learning through repetition. Based on the bestselling book Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo. Story based on the chorus of the bestselling book Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog Superworm is soon to be a fabulous BBC TV production with superstar actors Matt Smith and Olivia Coleman Celebrating 10 years of Superworm in 2022

The Tickle Book

The Tickle Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/08/2021

Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures, but watch out - you might get tickled too! This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text by Ian Whybrow that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, The Tickle Book has a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Bedtime Bear and The Christmas Bear.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Zoo

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Zoo

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/08/2021

Crazy creatures in this bonkers book of zany zoo animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross an alligator with a moose? It's an alligoose, of course! And how about a camel with a hippopotamus? Why, that's a camotamus! 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 artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously zany zoo animals! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Frozen, Minibeasts

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2021

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again! Read aloud by award-winning actress Imelda Staunton this audio CD will have children captivated.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2021

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. Children will be captivated by Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse read aloud by comedienne Josie Lawrence.

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2021

''Wise old man, won't you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.'' Visit the farm in the brilliantly funny A Squash and a Squeeze, the first ever picture book written and illustrated by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A little old lady lives all by herself in her house but she's not happy - it's just too small, even for one. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels! A Squash and a Squeeze audio CD is read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, bringing to life all the farmyard animals!

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2021

How I long to sail! said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! Read aloud by actress Imelda Staunton, it will delight all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2021

Meet a very helpful giant in this funny, big-hearted tale from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes! The Smartest Giant in Town audio CD, read by actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, brings to life the friendly giant and all the little animals!

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/07/2021

Created by star pairing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the Gruffalo is a familiar and much-loved figure in nurseries, schools and homes everywhere. Now he returns in his very own song to offer truly monster music sessions! As well as being the UK's most successful picture book author, Julia Donaldson is a gifted songwriter for children, and this volume contains ten of her best-loved songs, sung by the author herself. These include The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, and Monkey Puzzle, as well as fun-filled action songs and energetic cumulative songs. Each score includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords. The songs will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed one of Julia's hugely popular live performances. Now everyone can sing along with The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs!

On The Farm Sticker Activity Book

On The Farm Sticker Activity Book

Author: Campbell Books Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2021

Axel Scheffler's On the Farm Sticker Activity Book is a perfect first sticker book for fans of noisy farm animals! Young children will have fun completing matching games, mazes, colouring-in and much more. With over 400 stickers, they will love decorating the pages with lots of fun characters! With illustrations from Axel Scheffler, bestselling illustrator of The Gruffalo, this sticker book is filled with lots of things to do and spot, keeping little ones occupied for hours.

In the Jungle A Push, Pull, Slide Book

In the Jungle A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 19/07/2021

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? Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal books from the illustrator of The Gruffalo with On the Farm and Freddy the Frog.

Katie the Kitten A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Katie the Kitten A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Campbell Books Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 08/07/2021

Little ones can join in the fun with Katie the Kitten by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise throughout the house. Follow Katie as she pounces, snoozes and meows all the night long! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Lizzy the Lamb, Pip the Puppy, and On the Farm.

Ca bhfuil mo Mham?

Ca bhfuil mo Mham?

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2021

The Scarecrows' Wedding Sticker Book

The Scarecrows' Wedding Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

Join in with the Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book The Scarecrows' Wedding, by the duo behind The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Can you complete the scenes with their puzzle stickers? Can you find all the things Betty and Harry need for their wedding? And what would be on your list if you were to get ready for an important day? Draw your own scarecrow, unjumble words and match the pairs with this treasure trove of endless fun! Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the original book, this is the perfect companion activity book for fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Includes over 400 stickers Hours of fun are guaranteed with colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more! A must-have for fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's work

Gryffalo, Y

Gryffalo, Y

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2021

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey

Author: Carlo Collodi Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2021

Pipi isn't like his four brothers or the other young monkeys living in the forest of Hullabaloo: he has bright-pink fur, a mischievous character and a rebellious streak that lands him into all sorts of scrapes. In this story, an expanded version of Collodi's original tale, we see him lose his tail to an ancient crocodile, end up as a valet to a young master, fall into the hands of flying bandits and become emperor of a tribe of apes. Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature, beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler and preserving all of Collodi's trademark wit and linguistic crispness, will delight and enthral a new generation of children.

Cat's Cookbook A new Tales from Acorn Wood story

Cat's Cookbook A new Tales from Acorn Wood story

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 29/04/2021

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Cat's Cookbook, a new story in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Cat wants to learn to cook. Will she find a book to help her in Acorn Library? Lift the flaps to find out, and then join Cat and all her friends for a special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Cat's Cookbook joins the first four stories in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood series, Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig, which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years.

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for children about the pandemic

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for children about the pandemic

Author: Kate (Managing Director) Wilson, Nia (Head of Design) Roberts, Elizabeth Jenner Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

What is Covid, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book - now newly updated in print paperback for 2021 with the latest developments in vaccination and extra content about emotional wellbeing - helps answer these questions and many more. This new larger and expanded 32-page edition provides clear explanations about COVID-19 and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family's day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical, informative and reassuring resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. GBP1 from the sale of every copy of this book will be donated to NHS Charities together (with the remainder of the proceeds to cover print and distribution costs)

The Bedtime Bear 25th Anniversary Edition

The Bedtime Bear 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 18/03/2021

Celebrate 25 years of this much-loved bedtime adventure from Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler - with a fun rhyming story and a flap to lift on every page! Bedtime isn't bedtime without your favourite bear, and Tom's bear is on his way! In The Bedtime Bear: 25th Anniversary Edtion, join Bear on his adventures as he finds his way back to Tom, from cycling through the jungle with a tiger to hitching a lift with a sheep in a jeep! Featuring a laugh-out-loud story rhyming story from award-winning author, Ian Whybrow, and colourful, witty illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, this is a bedtime book with a difference! With a flap to lift on every page, children will love joining in the fun as they help Bear find his way home to Tom in time for bed. More Tom and Bear books: The Tickle Book and The Christmas Bear.

Brig-Ddyn

Brig-Ddyn

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2021

Lizzy the Lamb A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Lizzy the Lamb A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Campbell Books Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2021

Little ones can join in the fun with Lizzy the Lamb by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise down in the fields! Follow Lizzy as she leaps, bounces and baas all the day long! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler with Freddy the Frog, Pip the Puppy, and Katie the Kitten.

The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book

The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson, Little Wild Things Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Grab your wellies and head outdoors with this fun-filled activity book packed full of outdoor activities for children, based on four bestselling picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Based on much-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, and created by nature play specialists Little Wild Things, The Gruffalo and Friends Outdoor Activity Book is packed full of fun outdoor activities to encourage children and families to explore nature together. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips, the whole family can get involved! Includes activities based on: The Gruffalo, Monkey Puzzle, Room on the Broom and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.

Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do Book

Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Packed with craft activities and over 200 stickers, the Tales from Acorn Wood Make and Do Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. Welcome to Acorn Wood! Come and meet Bear, Fox, Rabbit, Pig and all their friends in this fun craft book. Make your own woodland animal masks, create a fun hide-and-seek cup and ball game, and find out how to turn wooden spoons into brilliant animal puppets! Based on the bestselling lift-the-flap Tales from Acorn Wood stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Tiddler Sticker Book

The Tiddler Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Tiddler the tale-telling fish is ready for more amazing adventures in this sticker activity book, and this time you get to be part of them! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book Tiddler, by the much-loved dynamic duo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With colouring-in activities, stickers, dot to dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes and even word searches, there's plenty to keep Tiddler fans busy for hours on end. Don't forget to add your personal touch to each page, with over 600 stickers to choose from! Based on the much-loved classic book, guaranteed to keep fans entertained for hours With a variety of activities never seen before, this is the first of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's newly-branded activity books, with a fresh and graphic cover style

Let's Find Stick Man

Let's Find Stick Man

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Where has Stick Man gone? Can you find him? Lift the colourful felt flaps in this fun chunky board book, perfect for small hands, until you find Stick Man! While there is so much fun to be had, this board book will also help increase hand-eye co-ordination, develop speech and aid learning through repetition. Based on the bestselling book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo.

Let's Find Zog

Let's Find Zog

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Where has Zog the dragon gone? Is he flying in the sky? No, those are birds! Is he hiding in the castle? No, that's the king! Lift the colourful felt flaps in this fun chunky board book, perfect for small hands, until you find Zog the dragon! There is so much fun to be had. Based on the bestselling book Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Zog and the Flying Doctors is the animated film for Christmas 2020.

The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2020

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this brilliant board book based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo - and bring the story to life! Discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Move the magical push, pull and slide mechanisms on every spread to join in the fun. With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Gruffalo: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book.

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

The Gruffalo Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, The Gruffalo Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - perfect for journeys, rainy days and holidays. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Join in the fun with this brilliant sticker activity book, based on the bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Gruffalo Carousel Book

The Gruffalo Carousel Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Walk into the deep dark wood with Mouse in this this amazing pop-up carousel book, and discover what happens when he comes face to face with a fox, an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Read the much-loved story, then press out the play pieces and join in all the fun with three stunning pop-up play scenes. There are lots of holes to peep through, things to spot and flaps to open, so you can explore the deep dark wood with Mouse. Discover Fox's underground house, Owl's treetop and Snake's logpile - but watch out for the Gruffalo hiding in the trees! The Gruffalo Carousel Book includes a special envelope for safe storage of the 9 play pieces and a ribbon closure. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 29/10/2020

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms in this brilliant board book to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale - and bring the story to life! What happens when a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale? Push and pull the tabs to see them head off on an amazing journey around the world, help the snail with her big plan to save the whale after disaster strikes and he is beached in a bay, and then slide out the big tab on the last page to watch them both travel safely away - hooray! With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book. Also available: Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

A cute little board book edition of this funny Christmas story for toddlers, from Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. The perfect stocking-filler! It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with tasty candy sticks, and beautiful biscuits, and a delicious-looking 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 new Pip and Posy story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing! With many more titles in the series to collect, including: The Snowy Day, The Super Scooter and The Bedtime Frog.

The Ugly Five (BCD)

The Ugly Five (BCD)

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The Ugly Five, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, is now available accompanied by an audio CD, featuring the story performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life. Children can listen to the full story with music, play The Ugly Five Listening Game and sing along to the brand new song, which was written by Julia Donaldson especially for this CD.

Wwsh ar y Brwsh

Wwsh ar y Brwsh

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems

Author: Gaby Morgan Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Christmas Poems is a festive collection of classic and modern poems, carols and songs which celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Collated by children's poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. O, the rising of the sun And the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir.

Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game

Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/09/2020

Welcome to Acorn Wood! Come and meet Bear, Pig, Fox, Rabbit and all their friends in this fun book and four-games-in-one card game gift set based on the bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Tales from Acorn Wood Book and Card Game is a beautiful gift set which includes a set of 32 cards so you can play four brilliant games! Then read Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends, a first book about friendship that introduces the world of Acorn Wood. Join in the fun with all the friends from Acorn Wood as Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say Happy Birthday and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep. The large, chunky cards feature all the Acorn Wood characters and can be used to play four fun games including versions of Snap, Go Fish! and Matching Pairs, providing hours of fun for little ones and helping to develop key skills.

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Room on the Broom Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Room on the Broom Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. Join them on their adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling picture book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Snail and the Whale Book and Toy Gift Set

The Snail and the Whale Book and Toy Gift Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/08/2020

Enjoy the adventures of the tiny snail and the great big grey-blue humpback whale with The Snail and the Whale: Book and Toy Gift Set. Including a mini gift hardback of the classic story and a cuddly whale toy, this is the perfect gift for Christmas! One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day! The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure has been brought to life on BBC One in an animation starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. Join in the adventure with this wonderful book and toy gift set which includes a mini gift hardback edition of the story and a cuddly whale plush - perfect to cuddle whilst reading!

Farmyard Friends: Gobbly Goat

Farmyard Friends: Gobbly Goat

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Gobbly Goat is ready for lunch! But what can he find that's yummy to munch? Join Gobbly in the farmyard on his quest to find a tasty morsel to eat. Other titles in the series include: Cuddly Cow, Higgly Hen and Portly Pig Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud.

The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Farmyard Friends: Cuddly Cow

Farmyard Friends: Cuddly Cow

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler 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 rest? Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Higgly Hen and Portly Pig

An Garbhan Og

An Garbhan Og

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book

The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 23/07/2020

Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobby knees and tickle his purple prickles with this interactive touch and feel book based on the bestselling picture book. Perfect for young Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book is part of an exciting range of books for toddlers, featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep preschool children entertained for hours. Also available in the My First Gruffalo series: My First Gruffalo Little Library, The Gruffalo Puppet Book and Gruffalo Growl

The Stick Man Family Tree Recipe Book (HB)

The Stick Man Family Tree Recipe Book (HB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

A beautiful cookbook based on the best-selling Stick Man picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler! Children will love The Stick Man Cookbook, which features twenty-five recipes for the whole family to make and enjoy together. Learn how to make edible Christmas Tree Presents, Lettuce Sailing Boats, Sandcastle Cakes and much more! The recipes are specially designed for adults to use with children, and has step-by-step instructions and helpful hints, making it the perfect way for you to spend quality time with your child and show them just how much fun cooking and baking can be! sturdy hardback cover with a gloss finish for easy cleaning after spills white plastic spiral binding so the book lies flat on the kitchen worktop as you follow the recipe

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Tales from Acorn Wood Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. Wander into the heart of Acorn Wood and meet the animals who live there. Help Fox to find his missing socks, join Bear as he posts letters to his friends, help tired Rabbit go to sleep and play hide-and-seek with Pig and her friends. Join in the fun in this sticker activity book, based on the four bestselling preschool books in the Tales from Acorn Wood series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The Superworm Sticker Book

The Superworm Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Discover SUPERWORM with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 350 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts

Author: Nosy Crow Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2020

Crazy creatures in this bonkers book of mixed-up minibeasts from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a ladybird with a grasshopper? It's a ladybopper, of course! And how about a millipede with a stag beetle? Why, that's a millipeetle! 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 creepy-crawly fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up minibeasts! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Frozen

Farmyard Friends: Portly Pig

Farmyard Friends: Portly Pig

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler 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? Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Higgly Hen and Cuddly Cow

Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Farmyard Friends: Higgly Hen

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

A friendly, rhyming farmyard tale from bestselling, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! Oh dear, wherever can they be? Follow Higgly around the farmyard as she searches for her missing chicks. Other titles in the series include: Gobbly Goat, Cuddly Cow and Portly Pig Take a trip to the farm with these new look cased board books featuring much loved artwork from illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series. With simple, yet funny texts that are perfect for reading aloud.

The Ugly Five Early Reader

The Ugly Five Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

Gruffalo, Where Are You? A Felt Flaps Book

Gruffalo, Where Are You? A Felt Flaps Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2020

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Lift the soft felt flaps on every page to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. With soft fabric flaps which are easy to lift and help develop fine motor skills, this felt flaps book is perfect for sharing with babies. Designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Gruffalo, Where Are You? is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Say Hello to the Gruffalo and Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?

The Noisy Jungle Book A press-the-page sound book

The Noisy Jungle Book A press-the-page sound book

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy jungle fun! A munching giraffe, a roaring lion and a snuffling aardvark are just some of the animals making a racket down in the Noisy Jungle! With ten sounds to press, lots to spot and count and a rhyming story to share. The Noisy Jungle Book is a gorgeous gift book young children will return to time and time again, with fantastic artwork from Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Discover more noisy animal adventures with The Noisy Farm Book.

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do Book

The Snail and the Whale Make and Do Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Packed with make and do activities and over 200 stickers, The Snail and the Whale Make and Do book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas. Join in their adventures with this fun craft book - make a penguin pencil pot, create a tropical erupting volcano and find out how to turn an empty shoebox into your very own underwater world! Based on the bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Monkey Puzzle Make and Do Book

Monkey Puzzle Make and Do Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Packed with craft activities and over 200 stickers, Monkey Puzzle Make and Do book is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays. Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! Join in their adventures with this fun craft book - make your own jungle card game, create a pair of brilliant butterfly wings to wear, and find out lots of clever and creative ways to turn your handprints into your favourite jungle animals! Based on the bestselling picture book, Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Pip the Puppy A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Pip the Puppy A Push, Pull, Slide Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: 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! Young 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. Discover more animal adventures from Axel Scheffler: Freddy the Frog, On the Farm and In the Jungle.

Rabbit's Nap 20th Anniversary Edition

Rabbit's Nap 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Rabbit's Nap by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap? With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Rabbit's Nap: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Packed with games, activities and over 400 stickers, The Snail and the Whale Sticker Book is a great gift for any child -- ideal for journeys, rainy days and holidays. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas. Follow them on their adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. The Snail and the Whale is a brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure, brought to life on BBC One, starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg.

Postman Bear 20th Anniversary Edition

Postman Bear 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with this special anniversary edition of the bestselling preschool classic, Postman Bear by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Bear is writing letters to his friends. But what could his letters be about? Lift the flaps and join Frog, Squirrel and Mole for Bear's special surprise! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood series has been delighting both parents and toddlers for over twenty years. Celebrate their unending appeal with Postman Bear: 20th Anniversary Edition. Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

The Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (PB)

The Zog and the Flying Doctors Sticker Book (PB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon, ZOG, is back, this time with STICKERS! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This book is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, So, there's plenty to keep ZOG fans busy for hours.

Zog and the Flying Doctors Early Reader

Zog and the Flying Doctors Early Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are at their sparkling best in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, as they fly around the country, tending to a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn, and even a sneezy lion. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family. This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure has been brought to life on BBC One in an animation starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Christmas Tree, 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 story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more! Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

The Ugly Five (Gift Edition BB)

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

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

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family. This is the tale of a tiny snail And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . . When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure has been brought to life on BBC One in an animation starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg. With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/09/2019

A special gift for young Gruffalo fans, this beautiful foiled slipcase contains board book editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child - perfect for celebrating twenty years of everyone's favourite character. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition with foil detailing, making The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Board Book Slipcase the perfect gift for Gruffalo fans, big and small! In The Gruffalo, wander into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Then join the brave Gruffalo's child one wild and windy night as she ventures out into the snow on a night-time adventure in The Gruffalo's Child.

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Join the Gruffalo's Child on a snowy adventure through the deep dark wood with this fun sticker book, packed full of activities, games and over 400 stickers! The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Based on the bestselling classic picture book, The Gruffalo's Child, from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo's Child Sticker Book is perfect for rainy days, holidays and journeys, or a great gift for birthdays or Christmas!

The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/09/2019

Join in the Christmas fun with this great-value gift set containing a board book edition of the bestselling lift-the-flap book The Christmas Bear and a twenty-piece floor puzzle. When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents, poor Bear is left behind in the workshop! How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Lift the flaps to find out, as he chases Santa's sleigh through icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to Tom's cosy bedroom. With a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Christmas Bear is a Christmas book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set includes a lift-the-flap board book and a chunky twenty-piece floor puzzle making this the perfect Christmas gift for preschool children to enjoy.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen

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

Crazy creatures from frozen lands in this bonkers book of mixed-up animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler 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 artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up creatures from frozen lands! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Minibeasts

Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury Four Lift-the-Flap Stories

Tales From Acorn Wood Treasury Four Lift-the-Flap Stories

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Join Fox, Pig, Rabbit, Bear and all their animal friends in this beautiful gift edition of the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood stories. Help Fox to find his missing socks, join Bear as he posts letters to his friends, help tired Rabbit go to sleep and play hide-and-seek with Pig and her friends in this collection of four fun and interactive lift-the-flap stories, publishing together for the first time in this beautiful large format gift edition. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales from Acorn Wood Treasury is the perfect gift for toddlers everywhere. Includes all four Acorn Wood adventures: Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days, school holidays and of course, quiet time before bed. It's bedtime. But where's Bedtime Bear? He's having wacky adventures on his way to joining Tom for bedtime - from riding a bike with a tiger in the jungle to building a snowman with a lizard in a blizzard! Bedtime Bear finally arrives home for bathtime and bed, where Tom is delighted to see him. Follow Bedtime Bear on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Bedtime Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.

The Ugly Five Sticker Book

The Ugly Five Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Discover the UGLY FIVE with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

ZOG in Irish (as Gaeilge)

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Calling all seaside explorers! Learn all about the natural world of the coast with spotter guides, activities, crafts and fun facts about the seaside and the animals that live there - plus over 200 stickers! Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale, this colourful trail book is a perfect way for even the youngest nature lovers to explore the fascinating world of the seaside. The Snail and the Whale Seaside Trail is a small handy size, perfect for trips to the seaside, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained either at the seaside or at home. This exciting trail book encourages children to stop, look, listen and learn about nature at the seaside in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

The Tabby McTat Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of TABBY MCTAT with this fantastic new activity book based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with over 400 stickers, colouring-in pages, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep little hands busy for hours.

Say Hello to the Gruffalo

Say Hello to the Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2019

You're never too young to meet a Gruffalo! Turn the satisfyingly chunky board pages and look through the peep-holes to meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood. Perfect for tiny Gruffalo fans, Say Hello to the Gruffalo is part of a charming range of books specially created for babies featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep babies entertained for hours. Also available in the Gruffalo Baby series: Gruffalo, What Can You Hear?.

The Zog Sticker Book

The Zog Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Everyone's favourite accident-prone dragon, ZOG, is back, this time with STICKERS! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book ZOG, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This book is packed with: colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, So, there's plenty to keep ZOG fans busy for hours.

Zog and the Flying Doctors Book and CD

Zog and the Flying Doctors Book and CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/02/2019

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG. The book is now available accompanied by an audio CD, performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton. Children can listen to the full story with music, play The Flying Doctors Listening Game and sing along to the brand new Can Princesses Be Doctors song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson. This guaranteed bestseller from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man shows Julia and Axel at their sparkling best.

First Farm Buggy Book

First Farm Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: 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. Perfect for little ones out and about, with a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take First Farm Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animals in First Jungle Buggy Book.

First Jungle Buggy Book

First Jungle Buggy Book

Author: Axel Scheffler Illustrator: 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. Perfect for little ones out and about, with a handy cloth strap to attach to a highchair or buggy, you can take First Jungle Buggy Book with you wherever you go! Discover more animal adventures in First Farm Buggy Book.

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Tales from Acorn Wood: Friends

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Everyone is friends in Acorn Wood! Tales from Acorn Wood is a bestselling preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic, The Gruffalo. Friends is a delightful introduction to the world of Acorn Wood. Fox and Mouse play dress up, Squirrel's friends help with chores, Pig plays hide and seek with Hen, Bear's friends say Happy Birthday , and Rabbit's friends sing her to sleep. A first book about friendship based on the bestselling lift-the-flap toddler books: Postman Bear, Fox's Socks, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig.

The Highway Rat Sticker Book

The Highway Rat Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Join in with the Highway Rat's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book THE HIGHWAY RAT, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the book, this is the perfect activity book for fans of THE HIGHWAY RAT. Included in the book: over 400 stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!

Roar with Zog

Roar with Zog

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2018

From the bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Zog comes this fabulous interactive sound book. Help Zog learn his lessons at dragon school by using his star as a detachable wand. Hover the wand over the star symbol on each page to activate a different sound on every spread so children can roar, fly and cheer along with Zog. A really fun way for children to relive the lessons Zog learns at school how to roar how to fly breathe fire capture a princess study board book pages that are easy for little hands to turn the star wand presses out from the cover and can be popped back in when finished plastic sleeve keeping the wand in place there have been two Zog animated films which premiered on BBC1 over Christmas

The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Help the Christmas Bear find his way from Santa's workshop to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning, in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling festive favourite, The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Christmas Bear Sticker Book is perfect for cosy winter evenings, car journeys or as a stocking filler - a great gift for any child.

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

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

With a set of nine cute picture blocks and a cute board book edition of Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon, this book and block play pack is the perfect gift for little Pip and Posy fans! This little cardboard carry case, with a cord handle, has nine cardboad jigsaw blocks with six different Pip and Posy picture scenes to put together. Plus a board book edition of one of Pip and Posy's classic toddler adventures! Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun... but sometimes, just like any other toddlers, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon, 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! A charming story for anyone who loves balloons and bubbles from the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler.

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The Christmas Tree, 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 story about the problems caused by telling fibs, with gentle lessons about being kind and tooth-brushing! There are loads of titles to collect . . . The Super Scooter, The Big Balloon, The Bedtime Frog - and many more!

Zog Christmas

Zog Christmas

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? A wonderfully funny story from the author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1. This edition has a shiny gold foil cover - marking its 10th anniversary in 2019. Zog and the Flying Doctors will be shown on BBC1 in December 2020. 'The Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler dream team returns' Independent on Sunday 'My six-year-old loved it' Evening Standard

The Room on the Broom Play

The Room on the Broom Play

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Now everyone can join the witch and her cat for a magical adventure with this fun and accessible playscript, adapted by the author from the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom. The Room on the Broom Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind, with a clear layout and colour-coding for each character, perfect for helping children to follow their lines and join in the action! The book also contains a hints and tips section, which includes helpful advice on staging the play and ideas for props. There are also ideas for themed Room on the Broom activities. With Axel Scheffler's bright and characterful illustrations and Julia Donaldson's hilarious and witty rhyming playscript, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition board book

Zog and the Flying Doctors Gift edition board book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, in this fabulously original sequel to the bestselling ZOG, now available in paperback. There's much to do, as they fly around tending a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn and a sneezy lion. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to cure him. This bestselling picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man is now available as a gorgeous gift edition board book.

The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD

The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Book Release Date: 04/10/2018

Join the Gruffalo's Child as she searches for the mysterious Big Bad Mouse, soar through the sky with the witch and her animal friends, travel the world with the little snail and the humpback whale and enjoy the world inside a book with Charlie Cook! The Gruffalo's Child and Other Stories CD is brilliantly performed by Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey and Josie Lawrence. Each story also has a song and sound effects, with a total CD running time of an hour. Perfect for listening to at bedtime or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Listen and enjoy all the stories included on one CD: The Gruffalo's Child Room on the Broom The Snail and the Whale Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

The Room on the Broom Cookbook

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

The Room on the Broom Cookbook is jam-packed with spellbindingly delicious treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all inspired by the bestselling picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make your own cheese wands, creepy crawly crackers, roasted dragon or even witch and chips. With twenty-three recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The Room on the Broom Cookbook is a great way to inspire an interest in cooking and baking. Treat your friends with homemade fruity magic potion smoothies, bake some delicious party treats and wow everyone with the showstopping horrible beast cake. Packed full of magical recipes, this cookbook is perfect for holidays, rainy days or celebrating Room on the Broom day with a Halloween party!

Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

Author: Melanie von Bismarck Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Molly loves to listen to her dad's bedtime stories. Once upon a time, he says, everyone was green, squirrels sang in choirs, tiny people lived in Aunt Elsie's pot plant and of course, rabbits could fly . . . but can all this really be true? Molly thinks her dad's just being silly as usual, but no-one's bedtime stories are as good as his. So cuddle up on the sofa and pick one of these fourteen fantastically funny stories to read together before bed. Which one will be your favourite? Melanie von Bismarck's brilliant collection of short stories is cleverly translated from the German by David Henry Wilson, author of the Jeremy James series, and is brought to life by the warm, witty and richly detailed pictures by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. With a jacket, extra-thick paper, and a special ribbon to mark your place in the book, Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories makes a great present - truly a gift book to treasure.

Hamilton's Hats

Hamilton's Hats

Author: Martine Oborne Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Hamilton the Pig loves hats. He has big hats, small hats, floppy hats and feathery hats. He has so many hats that his mum is worried he is a very vain little pig. Little does she know that Hamilton's favourite hats are about to teach him some very important lessons . . . What will Hamilton do when he meets a cheeky giraffe, a hungry crocodile and some mischievous monkeys who each want to keep one of his hats for themselves? Hamilton's Hats is Martine Oborne's delightfully funny story with a warm message about sharing, perfectly complemented by wonderfully witty illustrations from Axel Scheffler, the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo! Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's gorgeous picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life. From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1 Zog and the Flying Doctors animation will screen on BBC1 in December 2020.

Smart Girls Forever

Smart Girls Forever

Author: Mr Robert Leeson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The feisty heroines of these six folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART! The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world. Natasha from Russia is full of comical fantasies but can still outwit the devil; Yamuna from India has eyes like the sun a mind to match; English Marian ... well, she wants to be an outlaw like Robin Hood!

Stick Man Sticker Book

Stick Man Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Stick Family are always busy in their Family Tree. Now you can join in the fun too! A fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed for the four seasons, this is the perfect all-year-round activity book for STICK MAN fans.

Superworm Sticker Activity Book

Superworm Sticker Activity Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Everyone's favourite superhero is back - and now you can join in the fun too! This fantastic new activity book is based on the bestselling book SUPERWORM, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Packed with colouring-in, stickers, dot-to-dots, puzzles, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches, there's plenty to keep Superworm fans busy for hours.

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Pip and Posy: The New Friend

Author: Camilla (Editorial Director) Reid Illustrator: Axel Scheffler Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and have fun. But just occasionally they get cross or sad, and sometimes things go wrong that are beyond their control. And that's when kindness and understanding - and a cuddle - make everything better. In The New Friend, Pip and Posy are having a fun 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 l