Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler on A Squash and a Squeeze - video

Author and children's laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler look back over their working relationship on the 20th anniversary of their first collaboration, A Squash and a Squeeze. As Scheffler paints a tableau from the book, the pair - whose other successes include The Gruffalo - discuss turning words into pictures, dealing with editors, and their own personal favourites

Bid to win Axel's drawing in our charity auction!

Contributors

Michelle Pauli, Richard Sprenger and Andy Gallagher

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

The Gruffalo Magnet Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - review

Jennifer, Minnie and Bebe: 'The toddler nearly spontaneously combusted with over-ecstatic joy when I showed her this!'

Jennifer, Minnie, aged 1 and Bebe, aged 6 months

17, Dec, 2012 @12:00 PM

Julia Donaldson becomes children's laureate - video

Julia Donaldson, the new children's laureate, reads a comic poem composed for the occasion and tackles questions about libraries from children

Ekaterina Ochagavia and Richard Sprenger

07, Jun, 2011 @2:39 PM

Article image
Broom to Zoom: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler launch new Covid tales
The author and illustrator of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo have released more images showing their classic characters contending with the pandemic

Alison Flood

23, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson - review

Jennifer, Minnie and Bebe: 'I really do think Donaldson's other works merit the same amount of credit and attention as the Gruffalo'

Jennifer, Minnie, aged 1 and Bebe, aged 6 months

09, Dec, 2012 @12:00 PM

Children's books podcast: Julia Donaldson talks about becoming Children's Laureate

Julia Donaldson is the new Children's Laureate: an ambassador for the next two years. She talks to Michelle Pauli and to young readers

Julia Donaldson produced by Tim Maby

07, Jun, 2011 @3:56 PM

A Squash and a Squeeze: sharing stories with Julia Donaldson - gallery

An exhibition at Seven Stories, the national centre for children's books in Newcastle, celebrates the story worlds of Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo. Take a peek at some of the exhibits

22, Mar, 2012 @3:59 PM

Toddle Waddle by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt - review

Jennifer, Minnie and Bebe: 'My 16 month old even says bye bye at the end'

Jennifer, Minnie, aged 16 months and Bebe, aged 6 months

27, Jun, 2012 @11:00 AM

Article image
Season's readings: Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Paul Laity: The team whose mesmeric storytelling powers leave children begging for endless rehearsals finds room for Santa. Read and repeat. And repeat

Paul Laity

17, Dec, 2010 @10:27 AM

Article image
How we made: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler on The Gruffalo

'My original Gruffalo was scarier, with bigger claws – and the mouse had a Bavarian hat and lederhosen'

Interviews by Sarah Crown

30, Jan, 2012 @10:04 PM

One Ted Falls out of Bed by Anna Curry and Julia Donaldson - review

Jennifer and Minnie: 'Learning and bedtime: bonus!'

Jennifer and Minnie, aged 1

03, Aug, 2012 @11:00 AM