Author(s): Axel Scheffler
Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in this series about the dramas of toddler life created by Axel Scheffler, whose books, including the modern classic, The Gruffalo - which has sold more than two million copies world-wide - have been translated into 29 languages. This is a board book edition.
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.