Vote for Book of the month: November 2014

This month: Axel Scheffler illustrations!

November BOTM Axel Scheffler booksFor this month’s competition, Nosy Crow generously donated five sets of Pip and Posy picture books by Axel Scheffler – the award-winning illustrator of many modern classics.

We’re huge Axel fans, so are running this month’s vote in honour of his beautiful illustrations. The four options below are beloved, early-years collaborations with Julia Donaldson and we’d love to know which comes out on top with Bookstart families.

If leaving a comment, please do mention which book you chose so other families are sure which one you’re recommending.

Which is your family’s favourite? Voting closes 2 December


We love Room on a Broom but we also love The Gruffalo.Tough decision to make but Room on the Broom is the favourite.

28 November 2014

If you haven't yet read The Smartest Giant in Town I thoroughly recommend it. The illustrations are fantastic and by far my favourite of his to date. The story is also great, and this has to be one of my favourite Donaldson- Scheffler collaborations. The kindness of the giant is shown not just in the story but in the pictures too. It teaches a lot about being kind to others. Lovely book.

27 November 2014

Love, love, love the gruffalo! My 3 yr old recites the whole story to my 18 month yr old which is so lovely to watch!

Kate L
26 November 2014

The Gruffalo has been a favourite in our house for a while, the illustrations and rhyming sentences make it exciting for the both our daughter and us!

26 November 2014

We would choose the Gruffalo but a close second is room on a broom. We love the illustrations and stories!

Sophie S
13 November 2014

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