Welcome to Mondays with Michelle Obama! Join Michelle in a reading of one of her favorite children’s books, “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Watch and play more games at https://pbskids.org or download the *FREE* PBS KIDS Video and Games app at https://pbskids.org/apps/
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world’s best-loved children’s books, and was the 2011-2013 Children’s Laureate. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide.
Julia also writes fiction, including the PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE series illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs — and her brilliant live shows are always in demand.
Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.
Axel Scheffler is the best-selling, award-winning illustrator of many of the world’s favorite picture books. Born in Hamburg, Axel moved to England over thirty years ago to study illustration. Perhaps best-known for his collaborations with Julia Donaldson, including the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 60 languages, Axel has also illustrated novelty titles for younger readers such as Noisy Farm and The Bedtime Bear, as well as the Pip and Posy series. Axel lives in London with his partner and daughter.