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Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Dinosaurs (Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Series)

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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!

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 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.

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.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! Crazy creatures in these bonkers books of mixed-up animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler. 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.

Flip Flap Snap: Dinosaurs' by Joanna McInerney, artwork by Carmen Saldaña, is an adorable book for young readers. While lifting the flaps to read about each type of dinosaur the book describes – Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Oviraptor, and Pterodactyl – one can also see the sounds that each dinosaur is thought to make. The dinosaurs pop out of the book, making for an awesome 3D effect, and the the flaps move about so that readers can combine dinosaurs and see unique and entertaining varieties of dinosaurs, such as the Triceraptor, Tyrannodactyl, etc. It is cute and thoroughly enjoyable for anyone with a love of learning more about 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 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. 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.

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