Axel Scheffler

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1957, Axel Scheffler moved to England in 1982 and the author, illustrator and animator is now best known for his work with Julia Donaldson on a series of bestselling picture books. The duo first worked together with 1993’s A Squash and A Squeeze and followed this up with many more children’s favourites including the 1999 classic, The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.

The Gruffalo has now sold over 10 million copies and been adapted into a TV special by the BBC. Known for his bright and distinctive style, Axel was formerly an illustrator for advertising companies, magazines and newspapers.


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Axel Scheffler Books

  • PIPO Toddlers

    Pip and Posy Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Axel Scheffler

    (14) Hand-picked favourites
    Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers. They follow the two friends as they enjoy a number of first experiences.

    Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings.

    With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents. This collection now includes a wintry story about Pip and Posy playing in the snow!

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  • EDQ2 8 years +

    The Grunts on the Run (Paperback)

    Axel Scheffler

    Hand-picked favourites
    Philip Ardagh's The Grunts are hilarious characters that have delighted so many children with their marvellous misadventures. In The Grunts on the Run, there's been a prison break-out and a few of their enemies have a settle to score...

    The final book in the series, it brings back a host of familiar characters and finds a couple of unsolved mysteries finally being resolved. This book will delight fans of The 13-Storey Treehouse, David Walliams and Mr Gum.
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  • AHEAU Babies

    Axel Scheffler Buggy Buddy: Lizzy the Lamb (Board)

    Axel Scheffler

    Lizzy's a lamb who loves to have fun, She plays in the fields and skips in the sun. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, this buggy buddy has a fun rhyming story and a noisy baa-baa sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in this series: PIP THE PUPPY, FREDDY THE FROG and KATIE THE KITTEN.
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  • AYJUU Toddlers

    Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler Rhyming Stories (Board)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    In the Jungle (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler

    Now in small format board books and stored in a handy slipcase, children will love to join in with Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb, Katie the Kitten and Freddy the Frog for lots of fun! With rhyming text and delightful illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler, children will be entertained for hours!
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    The Ugly Five (Paperback)

    Axel Scheffler

    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Ugly Five invites you and your children to join a wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger as they proudly trek across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness... But their children believe they are perfect just the way they are!
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    On the Farm (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

    Little children can join in the fun On the Farm with this interactive, bright and colourful book.

    Quack along with the ducks, moo with the cows and neigh with the horses! Axel Scheffler's gentle, rhyming text is complemented fantastically by his appealing illustrations.
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  • AUHFX Toddlers

    Mother Goose's Action Rhymes (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler Buggy Buddy: Pip the Puppy (Board)

    Axel Scheffler

    Pip is a pup with a very loud bark, She scares all the cats when she strolls through the park! Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, this buggy buddy has a fun rhyming story and a noisy woof-woof sound button to press! The handy buggy book strap means that you can take this wonderful little book with you wherever you go - perfect for babies on the move! Also available in this series: LIZZY THE LAMB, FREDDY THE FROG and KATIE THE KITTEN.
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  • BOGIJ 3 years +

    Pip and Posy: The New Friend (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler's Noisy Farm (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

    The animals are having a VERY noisy time on the farm in this fantastically fun new sound book from renowned illustrator, Axel Scheffler. With six sound buttons to press, lots to spot on every page and fun activities to do, children will return to this gorgeous gift book time and time again.
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  • BGKIG Toddlers

    Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes (Audio)

    Axel Scheffler

    From Humpty Dumpty to Jack and Jill, these classic nursery rhymes and traditional lullabies come in a CD case beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. A sing-along CD with over fifty favourite nursery rhymes, performed by Sian Thomas and Steven Pacey, Axel Scheffler's Nursery Rhymes is perfect for families to share at home or in the car.
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  • AOYTL 3 years +

    Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog (Paperback)

    Axel Scheffler

    When Posy goes to stay at Pip's house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy. Desperate to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, including his own favourite frog money box. But none of them will do, "that's the wrong frog!" Posy wails. It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and that the friends can get a good night's sleep, at last.
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    Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories (Hardback)

    Axel Scheffler

    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 book to treasure.
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    Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Flip Flap Pets (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

    What do you get if you cross an elephant with a lion? Why, that would be a elephon! And a zebra with a crocodile? That would be a zebodile, of course! A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family. "My mane is thick, my teeth are sharp - I am a might beast Be careful not to cross my path, or you might be my feast!"
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    Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree (Hardback)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Mother Goose's Animal Rhymes (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Mother Goose's Bedtime Rhymes (Other)

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler

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