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Sunday 13 March 2022

Video: Axel Scheffler: The Evolution of Gruffalo

The Gruffalo has become a modern day classic picture book, much loved by children around the world. Julia Donaldson created the text, but how did the the Gruffalo become more than words? 

Axel Scheffler has illustrated over 100 books, and amongst them are The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. In this video, Axel explains how the Gruffalo took shape and evolved from a rather scary-looking creature into the gentle giant we know today.

Title: The Gruffalo
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $ 14.99
Publication Date: 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781509804757
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book