Over the last couple of weeks, Pip and Posy illustrator Axel Scheffler has taken part in two fantastic live-drawing and storytelling sessions, at the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. And today we’re very pleased to say that we’ll be auctioning some of the original artwork that Axel produced at each event, in aid of charity. There are seven different signed, dated original pieces available to bid on, featuring some of Axel’s best-known and most loved characters – including The Gruffalo, The Highway Rat, and Pip and Posy – and all proceeds will go to Three Peas, a charity offering help and support to the thousands of people suffering and fleeing civil war in Syria and other war torn countries.
Here are the four pieces from the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival being auctioned:
The Gruffalo meets Pip and Posy:
Pip and Posy at the beach:
Pip and Posy:
Pip and Posy meet a dinosaur:
And here are the three pieces from the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival being auctioned:
Mouse and The Gruffalo:
The Highway Rat:
Marabou Stork (from The Ugly Five):
Each piece of artwork is a signed and dated original – if you’ve always wanted your own original illustration of The Gruffalo, Pip and Posy, or The Highway Rat, here’s your chance!
The auction will run for 10 days, and end on Sunday May 27th at 5pm.
Please do bid generously for this hugely important cause – and good luck!