Axel Scheffler

220 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

Axel 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 Kate suggested him 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. 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.

3+ years

The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

The Gruffalo's Child

One dark 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?

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2-6 years

Stick Man

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Stick Man

"Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three." But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He ...

£4.99

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2-6 years

Zog

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Zog

The endearing story of the accident-prone dragon and the princess who would rather be a doctor has sold over 200,000 copies in less than a year. It is now available accompanied by an audio CD, performed by award-winning actress ...

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2+ years

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Stick Man Book & Floor Puzzle Gift Set

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book is now available as a stunning gift set, containing a mini paperback of the acclaimed picture book and a sturdy 24-piece floor puzzle. It's dangerous being a Stick Man. A ...

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2-6 years

Superworm

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Superworm

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 ...

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Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

Axel Scheffler

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

It's a beautiful snowy day and Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play. They have all sorts of fun, until they decide to build a snowman, when things start to go a little bit pear-shaped ...

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Y Falwn Fawr

Axel Scheffler

Y Falwn Fawr

Ben is proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Betsan has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!

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1-6 years

Tabby McTat

Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat loves singing along with Fred the busker, as people throw coins in their hat. But when Fred has an accident, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other again? Tabby McTat's story has captured the ...

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