Axel Scheffler

TV Times “The Snail and the Whale” competition now open

It can’t have escaped the attention of eagle-eyed downthetubes readers that Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of iconic children’s books including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale has created an original illustration for TV Times’… Read More ›

National Trust Announces First Ever Children’s Book Festival

The National Trust has announced its first-ever Children’s Book Festival Weekend will take place in March at Wray Castle in the Lake District, part of the organisation’s celebrations for author Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. Taking place 4-6th March 2016, the event offers an impressive… Read More ›

National Literacy Trust charity auction includes Doctor Who script, Gruffalo art

Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, League of Gentlemen co-creator and co-star Steve Pemberton, along with celebrities including Joanna Trollope, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Madness have united to support literacy. All have donated items to an auction on behalf of  the National… Read More ›

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