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Gruffalo BookBench comes to life!

Tuesday the 17th June, 2014

Julia Donaldson’s most popular characters from The Gruffalo to Stick Man have been brought together by illustrator Axel Scheffler in an astonishing never-before-seen combination. Scheffler has painted characters from nine of their collective works on the BookBench: from
their first book, A Squash and a Squeeze,to an exclusive first look at characters from their latest book The Scarecrows’ Wedding.

Axel Scheffler commented:
“Painting the BookBench was an extraordinary experience – being one of the most unusual objects I have ever painted and the first time all these characters have appeared together. It is a pleasure to support The National Literacy Trust in this imaginative public celebration of storytelling in London. I hope many families enjoy the bench and that it sparks their interest in stories over the summer.”

The beautiful BookBench can be found in More London, on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite the Tower of London and off Tooley Street. It forms part of the Books about Town Riverside Trail.