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Pip and Posy

Pip and Posy


Pip and Posy is a series of picture books that deal with the dramas of toddler life. Pip and Posy are typical toddlers: they are best friends and they have fun, but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad. It takes friendship, sharing and understanding – and a cuddle – to make things better. Children and parents will recognise their own emotional roller-coasters in these stories. And, of course, every story ends happily.

Published titles in the series:

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter (April 2011): Pip’s playing happily with his scooter in the park, when Posy comes along and decides she wants to have a go. She snatches it and scoots off, but she fall off, and Pip comes to her rescue with a plaster. Posy says she’s sorry, and after a hug, they play in the soft sand.

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle (April 2011): Pip comes to Posy’s house to play, and they have a lovely time. But Pip is having such fun he forgets he needs a wee wee. Posy mops it up, and lends him clean clothes to wear, and next time Pip needs a wee wee he does it in the potty all by himself.

Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster (September 2011): When Pip comes to Posy’s house wearing a scary monster mask, he gives Posy a bit of a fright! Oh, dear! But when she works out it’s only Pip, she feels much better, and they share the biscuits she’s made. Hooray!

Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon (April 2012): Pip is very proud of his big red balloon. But when he lets the balloon go and it pops, he is inconsolable. Luckily, Posy has a clever idea to cheer up her friend and soon they are having fun again!

Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day (October 2012): It’s a beautiful snowy day and Pip and Posy can’t wait to go out and play. They have all sorts of fun, until they decide to build a snowman, when things start to go a bit pear-shaped. Pip wants a snowRABBIT, but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! An argument erupts and very soon both friends are cold and wet – and very sad. Oh dear! Happily the friends resolve their differences over a cosy craft sessions indoors.

Target Audience

Children ages 2-5.

Sample Chapters

Take a look inside The Super Scooter:

Take a look inside The Little Puddle:

Take a look inside The Scary Monster:

Take a look inside The Big Balloon:

Take a look inside The Snowy Day:

Take a look inside The Bedtime Frog:

Take a look inside Look and Say:

Press Release

February 4 : The Gruffalo Illustrator, Axel Scheffler, creates new pre-school characters Pip and Posy

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October 8: Nosy Crow publishes PIP AND POSY: THE SCARY MONSTER

October 31: Nosy Crow launches WorldofPipandPosy.com

Download the press release here.

Web sites

The Pip and Posy website.

Media Mentions

  • “A sweet story of friendship and understanding written and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Full of interest, bright colours and expressive faces, this is an ideal book to read to young children … As well as enjoying the story, children will like noticing all the extra details. And with its padded cover and sturdy binding it is a book that wil last as well as a story that will endure.”

    The Scotsman

  • “Full of lovely detail, this is a delightful story about being brave and taking turns.”


  • “My three-year-old loves this reassuring series of the emotional highs and lows of toddler life … a great starting point for discussing issues like sharing and fears for young children.”

    The Bookseller

  • “Another wonderful story in the world of Pip and Posy! … I love how applicable this series is to young kiddos, specifically toddlers & preschool age children. In both of the books we’ve read thus far the characters are in everyday situations that have been, in our experience, things happening in their lives right now.”

    There's A Book

  • “A gentle story for the very young about being brave and taking turns.”

    Nursery World

  • “In Axel Scheffler’s sweet story, a rabbit named Pip is zipping through the park on his scooter when he meets his mouse friend, Posy, who wants to try Pip’s scooter. The distress we see on Pip’s face will resonate with any child who has ever been in his position: Your friend may really like your toy, but you really, really don’t want her to take it! […] The final scenes of reconciliation bring these stressful events to a gentle, age-appropriate conclusion.”

    The Wall Street Journal

  • “The delightful Pip and Posy picture books deal with the dramas of toddler life. The two are best friends and have fun but sometimes, just like any other toddler, they get cross and sad. It takes friendship, sharing and understanding – and a cuddle – to make things better […] Children aged two to five, and their parents, will recognise their own emotional roller-coasters in these stories.”

    Beverley Guardian

  • “Scheffler’s illustrations are full of comfort and gentle humour.”

    The Guardian

  • “Scheffler’s talent at portraying the trials and tribulations of early childhood in this series is second to none.”

    Library Mice

  • “He has enchanted children all across the world with his modern classic The Gruffalo, the tale of a mouse who manages to outwit his adversaries. Now author and illustrator Axel Scheffler is set to do it all over again with his latest book aimed at the under-fives.”

    The Daily Mail

  • “There is something so familiar and reassuring about Axel’s illustrations and the gentle drawings of green parks and blue skies reassure that when it comes down to it…it’s the simple things in life that matter.”

    5minutepeace’s blog

  • “An ideal story, sensitive yet matter-of-fact, to read to children when they are having problems sharing and saying sorry. The text is simple and the illustrations have just the right amount of detail to keep little ones interested without being overwhelmed.”

    Parents in Touch

  • “These simple stories are simultaneously cosy and reassuring while celebrating the growing independence of the young. Perfect for one to three year olds.”


  • Publisher’s Weekly
  • The Telegraph


Interview with Axel Scheffler as he sketches Pip and Posy

Axel Scheffler reads from Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter

Axel Scheffler reads from Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle


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