To celebrate books by Julia Donaldson, Royal Mail have created 10 new born stamps of the Gruffalo book!
In 1999, her book was published. Surprisingly, six of the stamps are from the original tale and follow Mouse’s journey through the deep dark wood, and the rest of the stamps are wonderful, new illustrations, by Axel Scheffler . In 2009, it was the most popular picture book and best bedtime story for children. It has being used in the theatre productions in the West End, Broadway and the Sydney Opera House, and it has been adapted into an Oscar nominated film!
The story of this award winning book follows a mouse entering a deep, dark wood and escaping predators such as an owl, snake and fox by warning them of a mystical beast that will gobble them all up…the Gruffalo!
Philip Parker from the Royal Mail said: “We are delighted that Axel Scheffler has taken us back to the deep, dark wood with his new illustrations of the much-loved characters.”
Get your stamps at Royal Mail now, £12.20 for the whole set!!!