Best Axel Scheffler books

The Snail and the Whale

Julia Donaldson

Best price for this book: $ 4.79

When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?

The Spiffiest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson

Best price for this book: $ 3.49

When George the giant spies a shop full of wonderful clothes, he decides to treat himself to a new outfit. He puts on his new shirt, pants, shoes, and tie, and is immediately transformed from the scruffiest giant in town to the spiffiest giant in town. But on his way home, George runs into various animals who need his help. And little by little, George finds himself giving away all his new purchases.
From the creators of Room on the Broom, this is a lively tale that reminds readers that sometimes it's what's inside a person-or a giant-that matters most.

Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson

Best price for this book: $ 3.64

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

Nosy Crow

Best price for this book: $ 8.83

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 realizes that she has forgotten her favorite frog toy. Desperate to help his distraught friend, Pip offers Posy a range of different toys to substitute for her frog, but none of them will do. It is only when Pip gives Posy his very favorite pig toy that Posy is comforted and the friends can get a good night's sleep at last.

The Gruffalo's Child

Julia Donaldson

Best price for this book: $ 5.01

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler team up again to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo’s child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?

The Tickle Book: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Tom and Bear)

Ian Whybrow

Best price for this book: $ 5.07

Look out—there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures, but watch out—you might get tickled, too! This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by the illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, this is a bedtime book with a difference—and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun!

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean (Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Series)

Best price for this book: $ 9.28

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.

Axel Scheffler's Noisy Farm (Noisy Books)

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Best price for this book: $ 10.35


A big, noisy book with six farm animal sounds to press and hear

The animals are having a very noisy time on the farm in this fantastic sound book from the renowned illustrator Axel Scheffler. With six sound buttons to press, lots of small things to spot on every page, and fun activities to do, children will return to this gorgeous, noisy book time and time again.

Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories: Rhyming Stories with CD

Axel Scheffler

Best price for this book: $ 7.92

The fun, rhyming text in these stories and accompanying CD will delight young children

Katie, Pip, and Freddy are lively creatures who love to make noise, dance about, and have fun. Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, these stories have lots of details that children will love to spot. This rhyming collection is completed by robust, easy-to-hold tabs to keep track of each story, and an audio recording by the voice of Poppy Cat, Joanna Page.

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Julia Donaldson

Best price for this book: $ 11.95

Zog the dragon, Princess Pearl, and Sir Gadabout have taken to the skies! No sniffly lion or sunburned mermaid will go without care while the flying doctors are on duty. But Princess Pearl's unconventional career path doesn't sit so well with her uncle, the king. He thinks princesses should stay in their towers and embroider cushions all day!

When the king's mysterious illness befuddles all the royal doctors, however, it's Princess Pearl to the rescue! She not only heals the king -- she also changes his mind about what it means to be a princess.

The heroes of A Gold Star for Zog fly again in this story of the value of letting your talent shine, all told in Julia Donaldson's enchanting rhymes with Axel Scheffler's witty illustrations.