Axel Scheffler: The Ugly Five


Axel Scheffler: The Ugly Five

Sunday 26 November 2pm, 3.30pm & 5pm

Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham Riverside

Free (donations encouraged)

Tickets limited to four per applicant, in person and on the day only at Diamond Jubilee Gardens 11am onwards.

Who’s that singing on the Savannah? Get ready to meet The Ugly Five – the loveable African animals from Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson’s riotous new picture book.

Wildebeest and Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Lappet-faced Vulture and Marabou Stork are called ‘The Ugly Five’… but are they really? They might be gangly, warty, bumpy, bristly, spotty and stinky – but they’re perfect just the way they are!

Each 40-minute story session sees Axel reading and drawing from The Ugly Five. Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day and the bestselling The Gruffalo will also feature. After each session, there will be a book signing - limited to one book per child.

Originally from Germany, Axel has lived in the UK for over 30 years, 20 of which have been spent in a creative partnership with author Julia Donaldson.


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