Tag: Axel Scheffler

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, ill. Axel Scheffler (Macmillan, 1999) The rhyming couplets don’t always flow, but the word and plot repetitions are effective and Scheffler’s illustrations bring a bright, magical cheeriness to what otherwise might be an anxious tale of a mouse living off its wits in the deep, dark wood.