Are Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler friends?
“We are friends, but I wouldn’t ring her up and say: ‘Let’s spend the weekend together’,” Scheffler revealed in a previous – solo – interview.
How many books Axel Scheffler Illustrated?
Axel has already illustrated over a hundred books and there are more to come! Here is a selection of them.
How many Pip and Posy books are there?
According to Nosy Crow, sales of the seven Pip and Posy titles have surpassed one million copies worldwide.
How much is The Gruffalo book worth?
The title that has shown the biggest increase is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, as first editions of that book have experienced a per annum increase in value of 11.6% between 2006-2016. Gruffalo first editions sell for around $150 (£113.8) on average.
Is there a Gruffalo In The Snail and the Whale?
Even in the beautiful animated version of The Snail and the Whale, coming to BBC One this Christmas, a child is seen drawing a Gruffalo in the sand, while the classroom wall is covered in pictures that suggest the kids know their Donaldson and Scheffler classics.
Does the Gruffalos child have a name?
The handsome young man staring out from this snap is Julia’s firstborn, Hamish, who had mental health issues all his life and committed suicide in 2003, when he was just 25.
Is there a Gruffalo in Zog?
Julia and Axel hide a little Gruffalo in every tale. And it does make it into the BBC adaptations as well.
Does Axel Scheffler have children?
Axel has illustrated a number of other highly successful books, including Muddle Farm, and his novelty books such as The Bedtime Bear are bestsellers too. His books have been translated into 42 languages. Axel lives in Richmond, London with his partner and young daughter.
How did Julia Donaldson meet Axel Scheffler?
We didn’t actually meet until the book-launch party; it was a good first encounter and there was a great connection. Since then we’ve gone walking together and even done stage shows [of the books] in Germany. But like most illustrators, I’m shy and introverted; we do drawings at home.
Where is the Gruffalo in other books?
A Gruffalo bauble hangs on a Christmas tree in Stick Man. The tractor in The Scarecrow’s Wedding is made by a brand called Gruff-tor, which has a very familiar-looking logo. There’s a Gruffalo doll in a landfill in Superworm, a Gruffalo biscuit in The Highway Rat, a Gruffalo carving in Zog and the Flying Doctors.
Where is the Gruffalo in Stick Man?
The gruffalo in the Stick Man is on the page where Father Christmas comes out of the Chimney.