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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

  • On the Farm

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BPPFW
    Other
    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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  • The Ugly Five

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BPXHA
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AMPPU
    Other 3 years +
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    Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun...but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter, Posy snatches Pip's scooter and tries to ride it, but she falls off and hurts her knee. Though Pip was very cross, he comes running to help her. Posy says sorry, and Pip forgives her before they all build a sandcastle in the sandpit where it's nice and soft.
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  • Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AMQCH
    Other 3 years +
    Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun...but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle Pip comes to play at Posy's house. They have such a lovely time after their mid-afternoon snack and drink that Pip forgets he needs to go to the loo, and soon there's a little puddle on the floor. But everyone has accidents sometimes, so Posy mops it up, and lends him some clothes. The next time Pip needs a wee, he does it in the potty all by himself.
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  • Pip and Posy: The New Friend

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BOGIJ
    Other 3 years +
    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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  • Pip and Posy Book and Blocks Set

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BSBFD
    Other
    With a set of nine cute picture blocks and a cute board book edition of THE BIG BALLOON, this book and block pack is perfect for little hands!
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  • Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AFTQU
    Paperback 3 years +
    Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun...but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter, Posy snatches Pip's scooter and tries to ride it, but she falls off and hurts her knee. Though Pip was very cross, he comes running to help her. Posy says sorry, and Pip forgives her before they all build a sandcastle in the sandpit where it's nice and soft.
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  • Flying Rabbits, Singing Squirrels and Other Bedtime Stories

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BQNVB
    Hardback
    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's Nursery Rhymes

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BGKIG
    Audio Toddlers
    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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  • Flip Flap Pets

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AUMNE
    Other Toddlers
    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.
    • £8.39
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  • Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm

    Axel Scheffler

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

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AOYTL
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: CAWYG
    Paperback
    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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  • Axel Scheffler The Noisy Farm Book

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BYAMQ
    Other
    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.
    • £14.89
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  • Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AKQSV
    Other Toddlers
    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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  • Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BQMAA
    Hardback
    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.
    • £8.39
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  • Superworm

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AKAFR
    Other Toddlers
    The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available with a high-quality audio CD. "Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!" Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton, the CD contains the full story with music, the Superworm Listening Game and the brand new "Superworm" song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.
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  • Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AEBOB
    Hardback
    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!
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  • Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AHTOF
    Hardback 3 years +
    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. Pip was very nearly asleep when he heard a voice. "Froggy!" said the voice. It was Posy. "I've forgotten Froggy she sniffed. "I CAN'T SLEEP WITHOUT MY FROGGY!!"
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  • Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BCWWM
    Other Toddlers
    What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle! With over 121 possible underwater creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly animals that live under the ocean.
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  • Pip and Posy: Look and Say

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AOMQL
    Paperback 3 years +
    Join Pip and Posy as they have fun in the park, nibble on some snacks, play with their train set, and share a bath at the end of the day. With busy scenes and a 'Can you find these things?' panel at the bottom of each spread - to encourage the reader to spot the objects within the scenes - this book will keep very youngest of readers occupied for hours.
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  • Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AFTQV
    Paperback 3 years +
    (1)
    Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun...but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding - and a cuddle - to make things better. In Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle Pip comes to play at Posy's house. They have such a lovely time after their mid-afternoon snack and drink that Pip forgets he needs to go to the loo, and soon there's a little puddle on the floor. But everyone has accidents sometimes, so Posy mops it up, and lends him some clothes. The next time Pip needs a wee, he does it in the potty all by himself.
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  • Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: AREOV
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
    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!Best-selling and award-winning Axel Scheffler drawing on his personal experience of being the father of a toddlerToddler books that deal with the downs as well as the ups of toddler life - children and parents will recognise their own emotional roller-coasters. But, of course, it all ends happily
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  • Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BWUZJ
    Hardback
    (5)
    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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