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    • Publication date:04 Sep 2014
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I Love You, Father Christmas Board Book

By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Emma Dodd

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All the excitement of Christmas is captured in this festive board book story.

All the excitement of Christmas is captured in this festive board book story.

Created by the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy, this sweet and simple story follows one little boy who just can't wait for Father Christmas to arrive in his sleigh!

With joyful rhyming text from Giles Andreae (author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance) and cosy, colourful artwork from Emma Dodd, this is the perfect Christmas gift.

'The verse is brilliant... perfect for reading aloud' - Bookbag

'The warm and fuzzy feelings we all share for the jolly fellow in red are nicely captured in this sweet read, with lovingly rendered illustrations by Emma Dodd' - Prima Baby & Pregnancy

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.

Emma Dodd (Illustrator)
Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family like to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.

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  • ISBN: 9781408330234
  • Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
  • Page count: 26
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Very sweet. Boldly and brightly illustrated. It's the perfect book in the run-up to the big day. — Manchester Evening News
Perfectly captures one little boy's excitement... a chance to join in with rhymes, illustrations and craft activities. — Ludlow Advertiser
Childish excitement for Christmas is beautifully captured in the latest in the bestselling I Love You...series — Bookseller
The verse is brilliant, perfectly scanned and with a nice beat for reading aloud — The Bookbag
All the excitement of Christmas is brought to life in this combination of Giles Andreae's catchy and amusing rhyming text and Emma Dodd's warm and cosy illustrations — Parents in Touch
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