Books by Axel Scheffler

FLIP FLAP FARM by Nosy Crow
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Bold colors, phonetically zippy rhymes, sturdy book construction and countless creature combinations are a winning formula for beginning readers and storytimers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What crazy creatures will you meet today?" Read full book review >
SUPERWORM by Julia Donaldson
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Silly and slimy—superfun! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Toads and insects give a shout, and Superworm will help you out! Read full book review >
THE SNOWY DAY by Axel Scheffler
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Just the ticket for children who are developing social skills and learning what it is to be a friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could go wrong with a day in the snow? Read full book review >
AXEL SCHEFFLER'S FLIP FLAP FARM by Nosy Crow
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"Scheffler's bright, colorful illustrations combine with wordplay for a winner. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A silly introduction to sounds and rhyme. Read full book review >
THE BIG BALLOON by Axel Scheffler
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mild, recognizable adventure for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bright, brief, undeniably cute but still rather bland, Pip and Posy's (The Scary Monster, 2012, etc.) third adventure involves a mishap with a red balloon. Read full book review >
TABBY MCTAT, THE MUSICAL CAT by Julia Donaldson
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

""MEEE-EW and the old guitar, / How PURRRR-fectly happy we are." Sounds like a hit. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A musical cat—what's better than that? Read full book review >
FARM by Axel Scheffler
by Axel Scheffler, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, developed by Nosy Crow
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"If Old MacDonald had an iPad, this might be his favorite book. (iPad storybook app. 6 mos.–3)"
A winning interactive farm adventure that's sure to appeal to babies and toddlers. Read full book review >
THE SCARY MONSTER by Axel Scheffler
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not the best exploration of a friendly twosome—stick with Mr. Putter and Tabby or George and Martha. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pip and Posy are back in an oddly flat tale. Read full book review >
THE HIGHWAY RAT by Julia Donaldson
Released: April 1, 2012

"A treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With a tale that shares more ground with tales of Robin Hood and the Three Billy Goats Gruff than its inspiration, Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman," Donaldson and Scheffler deliver a lot of laughs. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE PUDDLE by Axel Scheffler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A cozy "playdate." (Picture book. 3-5)"
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained, with some decidedly odd developments between its padded covers. Read full book review >
STICK MAN by Julia Donaldson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud that will stick around long after the holiday season. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Proving once again that almost any item can be a character in a children's book, Stick Man stands out as a sturdy fellow who has a distinct personality that is anything but wooden. Read full book review >
THE FISH WHO CRIED WOLF by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Clever. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A surprise ending and an undersea setting update this classic. Read full book review >
WHERE’S MY MOM? by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Children will enjoy the humorous details in the drawings, while adults will enjoy a different take on the lost-child theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a picture book sure to be a pleaser at storytime, Donaldson takes the oft-written theme of a lost child and tweaks it by lightly basing the rhythmic speech on that of the tune, "Hush Little Baby." Read full book review >
CHARLIE COOK’S FAVORITE BOOK by Julia Donaldson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"A clever way of looking at the universality of reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This author/illustrator team's latest is a circular tale about reading, about stories and about how, in life, they often intersect. Read full book review >
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers will clamor to ride along. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Like an ocean-going "Lion and the Mouse," a humpback whale and a snail "with an itchy foot" help each other out in this cheery travelogue. Read full book review >
THE SPIFFIEST GIANT IN TOWN by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Never was a striptease worked to more beneficent ends as when George the humble and sartorially challenged giant starts taking it off, piece by piece. Read full book review >
ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia Donaldson
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Effective use of brilliant colors set against well-conceived backgrounds detail the story without need for text—but with it, the story—and the broom—take off. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Each time the witch loses something in the windy weather, she and her cat are introduced to a new friend who loves flying on her broom. Read full book review >
THE GRUFFALO by Julia Donaldson
Released: June 1, 1999

"Scheffler's funny scenes prevent the suspense from culminating; all his creatures, predator and prey, are downright lovable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The action of this rhymed and humorous tale centers upon a mouse who "took a stroll/through the deep dark wood./A fox saw the mouse/and the mouse looked good." Read full book review >
A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Where funds permit, a worthy addition. (Picture book. 3-8)"
 You may not think you need yet another version of the tale about someone realizing that her house is actually big enough to accommodate a whole slew of animals, after crowding them in—one by one—on the advice of a wise man (he looks as much like a vicar as a rabbi here). Read full book review >