Greenleaf was thrilled to meet Axel Scheffler today – the well-known illustrator, famous primarily for his work with Julia Donaldson, most especially The Gruffalo.
Axel sketched many of his famous characters and told a range of the Julia Donaldson stories to children from Years 1 to 6. He was extremely impressed with their behaviour and the range of questions they asked.
Axel then very kindly signed almost 100 books – personalising each one with a unique illustration. Needless to say the children (and the staff!) were delighted.
Axel is very kindly allowing us to keep the illustrations he did today – either to display in school or to auction at Christmas. We’ll let you know what we decide!
Thank you so much to Axel – truly inspirational!