Gruffalo BookBench comes to life!
Tuesday the 17th June, 2014
Julia Donaldson’s most popular characters from The Gruffalo to Stick Man
have been brought together by illustrator Axel Scheffler in an
astonishing never-before-seen combination. Scheffler has painted
characters from nine of their collective works on the BookBench: from
first book, A Squash and a Squeeze,to an exclusive first look at
characters from their latest book The Scarecrows’ Wedding.
Axel Scheffler commented: “Painting
the BookBench was an extraordinary experience – being one of the most
unusual objects I have ever painted and the first time all these
characters have appeared together. It is a pleasure to support The
National Literacy Trust in this imaginative public celebration of
storytelling in London. I hope many families enjoy the bench and that it sparks their interest in stories over the summer.”
beautiful BookBench can be found in More London, on the south bank of
the River Thames, opposite the Tower of London and off Tooley Street. It
forms part of the Books about Town Riverside Trail.