Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most popular children's authors. In addition to the modern classic, The Gruffalo, her award-winning work with Axel Scheffler includes The Snail and the Whale and The Gruffalo's Child. Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events at schools and literary festivals. Axel Scheffler has received worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, which are published in over 30 countries. In addition to his hugely successful picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, his most recent work includes Mother Goose's Playtime Rhymes.