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From the Gruffalo to Scarecrows: The World of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson


Artist Axel Scheffler and writer Julia Donaldson first teamed up in 1993, and since then they have published 12 books, including The Gruffalo (1999). This stunning BookBench, created by Axel Scheffler, celebrates their most lovable characters. The Gruffalo , one of the world’s best-loved monsters, is featured alongside characters from nine of their collective works: from their first book, A Squash and a Squeeze, to an exclusive first look at characters from their latest book The Scarecrows’ Wedding.

The BookBench is inspired by a range of Scheffler/Donaldson characters, and was created by Axel Scheffler himself. Make sure you visit this very special BookBench and see if you can spot all the characters! 

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Bench News

Gruffalo BookBench comes to life!
Tuesday the 17th June, 2014


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