Axel Scheffler at The British Book Awards 2018: I came across this speech from Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler yesterday via Nosy Crow. It is incredibly sad to hear an illustrator (in partnership with British author Julia Donaldson) who has brought joy to two generations of kids feels unwelcome in the country he has lived in since he was a student. The Gruffalo was a bedtime staple when my big ones were littler and it is again with my small one until he gets biggerer. We’re used to hearing about the financial and political repercussions from Brexit but the cultural implications are absolutely massive. Watch the whole speech, it’s only a few minutes long.