Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Series 8 Books Collection - Hardcover - Age 0-5
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap series is another hit from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo. Are you tired of the same old natural history books? Would you like to share the wonders of the seas, skies, deserts, jungles, countryside and more besides with your child in a fun new way? Scheffler makes learning funny and interactive in these wonderful volumes.
Each spiral-bound hardback book contains twenty-two pages, each split down the middle. On the right-hand side, there’s a drawing of an animal in Scheffler’s much-loved style. On the left, there’s a little two-verse rhyme about it, one on each half, and its name is written vertically across the split. Each book has eleven animals to entertain as well as teach budding young readers.
But the real fun begins when you realise that you can mix and match any top half with any bottom half! You and your child will be laughing out loud as you discover strange new hybrid creatures like the “fab” and the “squolphin” together. Each book has eleven combinations of eleven animals - that’s 121! You’ll laugh your way through the book as you learn more about the real-life animals you’re messing with. The books are a winning combination of poetry, art, and science.
This collection contains the first eight books in Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap series. That’s 968 animals you can giggle about with your kid - you can’t get better value than that! Each book is packed with full-colour illustrations, and cute and funny rhymes you’ll want to return to again and again.
It’s another hit series from award-winning publishers Nosy Crow, which specialises in high-quality children’s books like this one. Other books you may be interested in include Axel Scheffler’s Farmyard Friends and this Pip and Posy collection.
We have a wide selection of non-fiction books perfect for children aged 0-5. We also keep some great picture books in stock, including those from Axel Scheffler and his most well-known collaborator Julia Donaldson. Take a look at our bestselling books for some of our most popular reads, and keep checking back as we’re constantly getting new books in stock.
About the author
Axel Scheffler is an award-winning illustrator of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books. He’s most famous for his collaboration with Julia Donaldson, across books such as The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Highway Rat and many other timeless classics. Many of them have been made into short films for TV, always retaining Scheffler’s signature style, and have been adapted into theatre and a wide range of other media.
Scheffler was born in 1957 in Hamburg, Germany. He studied at the Bath Academy of Art and Cooper Union in New York, which cemented his desire to become an illustrator. He began as a freelance illustrator in 1986, when he lived in Stretham Hill, and published his first book in 1988. Since then, he’s worked with authors including David Henry Wilson, Roger McGough, Jon Blake and Uwe Timm.
He began collaborating with Julia Donaldson in 1992, and they won the Smarties Prize for The Gruffalo in 1999. The film came out ten years later on Christmas Day and was watched by 9.8 million people on the BBC. Ten years after that, it became an opera, and along the way it has been adapted for theatre, film parks, merchandising and more besides. Donaldson and Scheffler have made twenty-five books together so far.
Scheffler has illustrated over a hundred books. These include toddler books (Pip and Posy), picture books (Sam Who Went To Sea), poetry (Fish Dream of Trees, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: 70th Anniversary Edition) and books for older children (The Grunts, The Horror Handbook). He’s also illustrated stamps, Christmas cards and a bench. He lives in Richmond, London with his partner, and his daughter.
Titles in this set:
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen
- Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts
From the publisher
Crazy creatures in these bonkers books of mixed-up animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler.
With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, each Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up animals!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm
What do you get if you cross a pig with a turkey? Why, that would be a purkey! And a sheep with a rabbit? That would be a shabbit, of course!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Safari
What do you get if you cross an elephant with a lion? Why, that would be a elephon! And a zebra with a crocodile? That would be a zebodile, of course!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle
What do you get if you cross a gorilla with a chameleon? Yes, that would be an goeleon! And how about a toucan with a tiger? Why, a touger, of course!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Pets
What do you get if you cross a cat with a snake? It's a cake, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that's a tortish!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean
What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs
What do you get if you cross a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex with a fearsome Triceratops? It's a Tyrannotops, of course! And how about a giant Diplodocus with a soaring Pterodactyl? Why, that's a Diplodactyl!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Frozen
What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It's a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that's a penuga!
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Minibeasts
What do you get if you cross a ladybird with a grasshopper? It's a ladybopper, of course! And how about a millipede with a stag beetle? Why, that's a millipeetle!