Axel Scheffler Pocket Library £3 @ Amazon
Axel Scheffler is an award-winning illustrator who brought us the iconic visualisation of The Gruffalo, among other such memorable images. Now, his collection has been shrunk into a tiny little library that you can carry with you wherever you go.
The library consists of several mini board books that are stored in a handy slipcase and cost only £3 including free delivery. Stories like Pip the Puppy, Lizzy the Lamb, Katie the Kitten and Freddy the Frog are all included in the kit.
The text is bright and fresh, rhyming beautifully and working with the delightful illustrations magically. Children will be entertained for hours as they leaf through these stunning books. Personally I’m a huge fan of his work, I think that he really does bring creatures to life in such a clever way. One of my favourites was how he drew Room on the Broom (not included).
If you’re on the hunt for some great birthday presents, or even a Christmas stocking filler, then nab yourself a couple of these. At this price, and with this illustrator, everyone who gets them will appreciate it.
Thanks to Not ready yet at HUKD!