Axel Scheffler – illustrator of the Gruffalo – donates a postcard


Axel Scheffler is best known for his partnership with children’s author Julia Donaldson. Best known for his illustrations of the Gruffalo, a classic book which has sold 6 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages. The Gruffalo was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won the 1999 Smarties Gold Award and the 2000 Blue Peter Award for the best book to read aloud. And we all know that grandparents are the best at reading aloud.

Axel Scheffler has also written and illustrated the Pip and Posy series.

It is with enormous gratitude that we received an original card from him. Thank you so much Mr Scheffler, for taking the time to help us.

I’d also like to thank the other illustrators who have donated cards – Louise Andersone @luluandiris and Martin Ursell’s lovely students from Middlesex University: Jack Sephton, Bethany Ward, Charles Johnston, Dervla Mary Leonard, Magdalena Kacalak-Likatnes, Reece Robinson, Casey Ballam, Gaby Giu, Jasmine E Brady, Billy Jackson, Imogen Dale, Alina Grigorjeva, Chloe Askew, Sachiko Oguri, Ammena Qureshi, Vidar Francke, Summer du Plessis, Eva Strasburger, Alexander Harvey, Amy Laker, Molly Howard-Foster, Callum Fenton, Taro Qureshi, Sinead McKeefrey, Pondhorror, and Kate Simpson

And last but not least, Rob Biddulph, currently art director of the Observer magazine, who has just published his first illustrated children’s book, Blown Away

You are all very kind. Thank you.




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