Monday, 27 October 2014

Picture Book - Preschool up

UK Writer and German Illustrator Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler 
The Scarecrow’s Wedding

Alison Green Books  2014  $29.00hb 32pp ISBN 978 1 4071 4441 2

Themes: Love stories/ Scarecrows

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay, two of the most endearing scarecrows I have seen in a picture book, are in love, want to be married and are planning a wedding that no one will ever forget. But - they were not planning on the wicked actions of Reginald Rake which included a scarecrow’s most dreaded element – FIRE! This is exactly the sort of new picture book you would expect from the creators of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child.  Julia Donaldson was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2011 and was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011-2013

Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg and moved to England in 1982 (age 25). He is known and admired for his witty and humorous illustrations.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up 

Julia - Image: Telegraph UK

Axel at work - Image: Wordpress

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