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The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A feel-good picture book from a best-selling team, about caring for other people and your surroundings.

A feel-good picture book from the creative duo behind the best-selling Giraffes Can't Dance.

Life is no fun for the chimps in Drabsville - the mayor demands that all their houses look the same and that no one should have a good time. But things take a more colourful turn when Chutney the chimpanzee arrives, carrying a tiny seed in a box...

Follow the story of Chutney, as he and his beautiful tree help to spread colour and happiness throughout the town, in this positive story about caring for other people, and for the surrounding environment.

Children will love joining in with Giles Andreae's bouncy, rhyming text and spotting all the humorous details in Guy Parker Rees's bright, bold illustrations.

Biographical Notes

Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
Guy Parker-Rees exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include Giraffes Can't Dance - written by Giles Andreae, a worldwide besteller, and Richard & Judy children's book choice, Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408305706
  • Publication date: 04 Jun 2009
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Engaging — Daily Echo
A wonderful book. — Angels and Urchins
Here's a book to cheer everyone up on a rainy day...bubbling over with life and happiness. — The Northern Echo
Magical. — South Yorkshire Times
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