Julia Donaldson is one of the UK''s best-loved and most successful authors of children''s books. In addition to the Smarties Gold Award-winning THE GRUFFALO (0 333 71093 2) her most recent collaborations with Axel Scheffler include THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN (0 333 96396 2), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (0 333 98224 X) and CHARLIE COOK''S FAVOURITE BOOK (1 405 03469 6), publishing in September 2005. Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children.
Julia Donaldson is one of the UK''s best-loved children''s authors. Her award-winning collaborations with Axel Scheffler include the modern classic The Gruffalo and its irresistible sequel The Gruffalo''s Child. Julia also writes children''s plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling workshops. She lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.
Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children''s books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning THE GRUFFALO and its irresistible sequel THE GRUFFALO''S CHILD. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives in London where he works in a studio overlooking a quiet garden populated by birds and foxes.