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Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.
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There's A House Inside My Mummy

By Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban

There's a house inside my mummy
Where my little brother grows,
or maybe it's my little sister
No one really knows.

A gentle and tender story of a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive. Told with humour and a simple rhyming text, this is the perfect book for all expectant brothers and sisters. In a chunky board book edition, perfect for little hands to hold.

"A great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'."
The Times

It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea... the one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's 'There's A House Inside My Mummy'.A popular book that captures the wonder and excitement of looking forward to a new member joining the familyIt can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea. The one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's There's a house inside my mummyThis little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddlerWhen I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on the subject, the one that came up time and again was this oneThis clever story explores a child's perspective of his mummy being pregnant. Beautifully told in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over againAn everyday story made special by the gentle humour, simple rhyme and friendly picturesA great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'.Creates a sense of security to encourage a young child to feel involvedA board book edition of this bestselling story about the arrival of a new baby.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.A new board book edition of a bestselling picture bookThe perfect book to share with a child who is awaiting the arrival of a new baby brother or sisterGentle rhyming text and warm, colourful illustrations from a bestselling creative team
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I Love My Daddy

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

I love my daddy, yes I do
He's very kind - and funny too.

Award-winning author/illustrator team Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd celebrate the bond between father and child in this joyful rhyming text. Portrayed with humour and charm, this is a book to be loved and shared time and again.

A Sunday Times top ten bestseller

Flows easily with a rhyming couplet on each page, and bright, bold illustrations bringing the story to life... it will be asked for again and again.For Father's Day comes the perfect gift from the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.For Father's Day comes the perfect gift from the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.The Sunday Times top ten title in a bestselling series - over 280,000 copies sold worldwideThe perfect companion title to the award-winning I Love My MummyJoyful rhyming texts and lively colourful pictures full of everyday family life momentsSturdy new board book format - ideal for babies and toddlers
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I Love My Mummy

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

I love my mummy very much,
She's great to cuddle, soft to touch!

Bestselling author Giles Andreae and popular illustrator Emma Dodd celebrate the special bond between mother and child in this joyful rhyming text. Portrayed with humour and charm, this is a book to be loved and shared time and again.

A story told with wit and charmA beautiful and touching rhyming textA joyful read for you and your babyA winning read-aloud for the very young...the large format and warm tone make this truly perfect for little onesThis is a book to be read and shared time and time againI Love My Mummy celebrates the funny, special and downright adorable moments that you share with your babyA new board book edition of this award-winning story about the beautiful relationship between mother and child.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

I love my mummy very much, she's great to cuddle, soft to touch!

A heart-warming book about the beautiful relationship between mother and child.

From the bestselling author Giles Andreae.

Straightforward and witty rhyming text that's perfect for reading aloudSturdy new board book format - ideal for babies and toddlersWinner of the Best Book for Babies category at the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010From the bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance and a popular artistThe perfect gift for mothers

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.
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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

By David Wojtowycz, Giles Andreae

Now lions are usually fierce, and lions are meant to be strong,
But Leo just wanted to love everybody and play with his friends all day long . . .

Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends and hug them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of the pride?

Discover how Leo brings happiness to the jungle in this heart-warming story that little ones will love. A touching rhyming story in a chunky board book format that's just right for small hands.

A new chunky board book edition of this bestselling, award-winning story.A chunky board book edition of this bestselling story - perfect for the smallest animal fansWinner of the Red House Book AwardFrom the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean
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ABC Animal Rhymes for You and Me

By David Wojtowycz, Giles Andreae
A very entertaining bookAndreae's lively text provides a jolly and upbeat tone, filled with humour, while the vibrant images add to the sunshine warmth of this fun offeringA read-aloud classicFew other alphabet books have as many laugh-aloud moments

A new board book edition of this bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team.

Giles Andreae is the hugely successful, immensely talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling titles Giraffes Can't Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean. He is also the creator of the incredibly popular Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. Giles lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and four children.

David Wojtowycz is a talented artist and designer. He and Giles have collaborated on several bestselling picture book titles, including Dinosaurs Galore!, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Children's Book Award. David lives and works in Berlin.

New board book edition of a bestselling picture book by Giles Andreae and David WojtowyczA bestselling creative team: Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean have jointly sold over 250,000 copies to dateWinning theme: an ABC book packed with favourite animals and sea creaturesGiles Andreae's lively animal rhymes are perfect to read aloud to young childrenDavid Wojtowycz's bright, bold artwork is full of fun and child appeal
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Commotion In The Ocean

By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
This chunky board book edition of a bestselling picture book is packed with favourite sea creatures. So come into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal romp your little ones will love!A big book full of warm, noisy illustrations...fast-moving and great to read aloud.A bright and breezy book...with vivid, witty illustrations.What a fabuous book, exuberant from beginning to end.A lively and lovely poetic romp.There's a curious commotion at the bottom of the ocean . . .Chunky board book edition of a bestselling picture book: over 100,000 copies sold to dateLively animal rhymes by Giles Andreae are a delight to read aloudBright, bold artwork by David Wojtowycz is full of fun and child-appeal"Fast moving and great to read aloud." The Independent
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Rumble in the Jungle

By David Wojtowycz, Giles Andreae

Come and meet the jungle animals in this colourful rhyming board book - from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.

Little ones will love spotting all their favourite animals - from tigers and monkeys, to giraffes, zebras and more. With bright bold artwork - perfect for even the youngest of animal-lovers - and a bouncy rhyming text this simple board book story is perfect for sharing and reading aloud.

'Funny, witty verses complemented by vivacious and colourful illustrations' - Books for Keeps

Now also available as an interactive book app: http://bit.ly/RumbleJungleApp

A delightfully simple bookBright colours, jungly music and animal sound effects make this collection of animal rhyming verse an agreeable romp . Splendid narration by Hugh Laurie will keep young readers engaged and amusedA bright, bold rhyming board book featuring everyone's favourite jungle animals.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.Chunky board book edition of a bestselling picture book: over 100,000 copies sold to dateLively animal rhymes by Giles Andreae are a delight to read aloudBright, bold artwork by David Wojtowycz is full of fun and child-appeal"Funny, witty verses complemented by vivacious and colourful illustrations." Books for Keeps
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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

An irresistible counting book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling story Giraffes Can't Dance.

With bright, bold pictures and simple rhyming text, this tactile board book is perfect for preschoolers just starting to learn about numbers. Read it together and help them turn the pages using the sturdy tabs on each page.

With rocking rhinos, zippy zebras and flamenco-dancing flamingos, counting to ten has never been so much fun!

An inspiration.A wonderful, light-hearted story.A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years agoA can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.Superb...a wonderfully funny book.Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.This rhyming poem is excellent.Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful rompA lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differencesLovelyThis is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with itGiraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others tooThis rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythma joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms.... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different.This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations.A rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny.Witty match of rollicking rhyme and bold colour.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them.Has managed to capture the hearts of countless children... a modern classic.An irresistible counting book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling picture book Giraffes Can't Dance.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. 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.

Chunky tabbed board book, featuring all your favourite jungle animalsBased on the bestselling picture book Giraffes Can't Dance - over 1.5 million copies soldA rocking, rhyming, rhythmic way to learn how to count from one to ten!
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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

An irresistible touch-and-feel board book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling picture book Giraffes Can't Dance.

Even the smallest reader will delight in exploring the different textures on each page - from the lion's soft mane to the hyena's tickly paws. With bright artwork on each page, alongside a simple rhyming text (just right for reading aloud) this book will soon become a favourite to share.

An inspiration.A wonderful, light-hearted story.A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years agoA can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.Superb...a wonderfully funny book.Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.This rhyming poem is excellent.Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful rompA lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differencesLovelyThis is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with itGiraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others tooThis rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythmAn irresistible touch-and-feel book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling story Giraffes Can't Dance.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. 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.

Little hands will love to stroke all the touch-and-feel texturesIntroduces favourite animals from the bestselling picture bookBright and bold sturdy pages - perfect for small hands
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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they?

A funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees.

This sturdy board book edition of the bestselling picture book will delight and entertain every toddler.

... wonderfully funny. - Independent

A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them. - Daily Telegraph

An inspiration.A wonderful, light-hearted story.A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years agoA can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.Superb...a wonderfully funny book.Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.This rhyming poem is excellent.Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful rompA lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differencesLovelyThis is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with itGiraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others tooThis rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythmThis funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Gerald was a tall giraffe
Whose neck was long and slim,
But his knees were awfully bandy
And his legs were rather thin.

Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance..or can they?

This funny, touching and triumphant story has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years!

Board book edition of a mega-bestselling picture bookOver 250,000 copies of the picture book have been sold to date

This fabulously funny and touching story about the importance of being yourself
is brought to life with bright, lively artwork

"This rhyming poem is excellent and begs to be read aloud." The Bookseller
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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Special Gift Pop-Up edition of Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae.

Giraffes Can't Dance has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they?

A funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees.

This classic and bestselling picture book, with its heart-warming story about daring to be different, is brought gloriously to life in this special gift edition with sturdy pop-ups on each page.

An inspiration.A wonderful, light-hearted story.A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years agoA can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.Superb...a wonderfully funny book.Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.This rhyming poem is excellent.Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful rompA lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differencesLovelyThis is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with itGiraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others tooThis rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm'a hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago. Now this enchanting story is available in anew pop-up edition.'A lesson in how to take a popular book and make it even better.Special gift pop-up edition of this much-loved family favourite about about a giraffe who finds his own tune.New edition of a pop-up classic as part of the 2014 celebrations and new range surrounding the 15th anniversary for Giraffes Can't DanceNearly 15000 copies sold of the original editionPacked with truly sensational pop upsLarge, robust format and high-quality productionIncludes the unabridged picture book text
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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they?

A funny, touching and triumphant picture book story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees and a foiled cover.

... wonderfully funny. - Independent

A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them. - Daily Telegraph

A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms.... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different. - Junior

An inspiration.A wonderful, light-hearted story.A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years agoA can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.Superb...a wonderfully funny book.Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.This rhyming poem is excellent.Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful rompA lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differencesLovelyThis is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with itGiraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others tooThis rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythmA rhyming story with superb illustrations... wonderfully funny.a joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms.... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different.This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations.Witty match of rollicking rhyme and bold colour.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them.This funny, touching and triumphant picture book about a giraffe who finds his own tune has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. 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.

Gerald was a tall giraffe
Whose neck was long and slim,
But his knees were awfully bandy
And his legs were rather thin.

Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance..or can they?

This funny, touching and triumphant story has been a much-loved family favourite for over 15 years!

Over 2 million copies sold worldwide, and a Number One Bestseller both at home and in the USAA bestselling family favourite picture book with an eyecatching foiled coverThe funny and touching story is told in rhyming text by household name Giles Andreae; the story is brought to life and complemented by Guy Parker-Rees's lively and accessible pictures - a classic picture book that endures a million readings.
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Giraffes Can't Dance

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Meet Gerald the Giraffe and friends in this fun-packed activity book, featuring characters from internationally bestselling picture book Giraffes Can't Dance.

Activities include dot-to-dots, a jungle maze, spot the difference, colouring and drawing. Plus over 40 jungle animal stickers. You can even make your own Gerald the Giraffe mask!

An inspiration.A wonderful, light-hearted story.A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years agoA can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.Superb...a wonderfully funny book.Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.This rhyming poem is excellent.Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful rompA lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differencesLovelyThis is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with itGiraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others tooThis rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythmMeet Gerald the Giraffe and friends in this sticker activity book, featuring characters from internationally bestselling picture book Giraffes Can't Dance.Fantastic new activity book based on the mega-bestselling picture book: Over 250,000 copies have been sold to datePart of an exciting 'Giraffes Can't Dance' range published in 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of this favourite picture bookPacked with fun puzzles including join-the-dots, a jungle maze and spot the difference, plus drawing and colouring activities, all featuring Gerald the Giraffe and his friends from the Jungle DanceIncludes over 40 jungle animal stickers and a Gerald the Giraffe mask to make
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I Love My Granny

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and award-winning team of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy comes a celebration of grandparents and the special role they play in family life. The joy of spending a fun-filled day with granny is explored with true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every family - on Grandparent's Day or indeed at any time of the year! - this book will delight time and time again.

From the bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.

A warm and humorous celebration of grandparents.A warm and humorous storyAll her books invite much lingering and looking and capture a close harmony of love, fun and learningA celebration of grandparents and the special role they play in family life from an award-winning, bestselling team. The perfect present for every family - on Grandparent's Day, or indeed at any time of the year!

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Emma Dodd 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 500,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Bookstart 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.

The perfect present for Grandparent's Day, which falls on the first Sunday in October in the UKA new title from the creators of the award-winning, bestselling I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy, and poet and author of Giraffes Can't Dance Over 750,000 books sold in the series to dateThe perfect multi-generational gift for all year roundA funny, heartwarming book that's perfect for reading aloud
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I Love You, Baby

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

Ten little fingers, ten little toes
Two little ears and one little nose.
Two warm cheeks, all rosy and bright
A kiss and a cuddle to say goodnight.

An exuberant and heartwarming book about the arrival of a new baby from the creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.

One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A warm-hearted, celebratory book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family.

From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.

A heartwarming book about the arrival of a new baby. Part of the award-winning I Love You series celebrating the joy of everyday family life.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.The fifth title in this bestselling, award-winning seriesOver 200,000 books in the series sold to dateThe perfect book to share with a child when a new baby arrives in the familyA funny, heartwarming book that's interactive and great to read aloud
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I Love My Daddy

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy, comes a celebration of the special relationship between father and child.

The joy of spending a fun-filled day with Daddy is explored with true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every family, this book will delight time and time again.

From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joys of everyday family life; and award-winning illustrator, Emma Dodd, whose exuberant but tender illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.

'Simple but touching tribute to the role a dad plays in life' - Daily Mail

'The perfect Father's Day present' - Parents in Touch

Look out for the other books in the series:
I Love My Mummy
I Love My Granny
I Love My Puppy
I Love You Father Christmas
I Love You
I Love You Baby

Ebullient...the remarkable emotional intensity of Emma Dodd's bold illustrations. Giles Andreae's rhyming text provides a pleasingly bouncy accompaniment.Flows easily with a rhyming couplet on ech page, and bright, bold illustrations bringing the story to life. It will be asked for again and again.A touching and uplifting book. Full of fun rhyming text and joyful, bold illustrations.Amusing and heart warming...charming and vibrant artworkA gentle rhyming text that's perfect to read aloudAnother adorable book...five starsSimple but touchingA gentle rhyming text that's perfect to read aloud.The gentle text perfectly captures the love that exists between parent and child, while the warm illustrations reflect the tender nature of the story. This is one my children come back to time and time again and it never loses its special appealFull of fun rhyming text and joyful, bold illustrations.Energetic text and artwork will entertain adults and children alike.Simple but touching tribute to the role a dad plays in life.A reassuring celebration of fatherhood.The singsong rhythm and bold, colorful, expressive illustrations will have kid appeal.An amusing, and heart-warming look at the special relationship between father and child... accompanied by Emma Dodd's charming and vibrant art work."remarkable emotional intensity of Emma Dodd's bold illustrations...Giles Andreae's rhyming text provides a pleasing bouncy accompaniment"The perfect Father's Day present.A celebration of the special relationship between father and child from an award-winning, bestselling team.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. 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 Bookstart 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.

Follow-up to I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010A touching rhyming text about the relationship between father and child from bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance, Giles Andreae, and popular illustrator Emma DoddThe perfect gift for Father's Day
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I Love My Mummy

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A heart-warming, rhyming picture book about the special relationship between mother and child - perfect for mother's day, or indeed at any time of the year.

Told with humour and charm, this is a book to be loved and shared time and again. From Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance and acclaimed illustrator, Emma Dodd.

Winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

'this sweet and heatwarming ditty, told in witty rhyme by Giles Andreae, has cosy, bright illustrations, and is filled with feel-good charm' - Junior

A story told with wit and charmA beautiful and touching rhyming textA joyful read for you and your babyA winning read-aloud for the very young...the large format and warm tone make this truly perfect for little onesThis is a book to be read and shared time and time againTells of the tender relationship between mother and child through witty and touching rhyming text.I Love My Mummy celebrates the funny, special and downright adorable moments that you share with your babySure to melt the heart of any mummy and some children too!Wonderful rhyming story about mothering and love that's perfect to share with babies and younger toddlers.I Love My Mummy was a particular favourite in our home. The beautiful bright illustrations and fun rhymes were a huge hit with my boys, and the celebratory topic of the bond between mum and baby really struck a chord.A story told with wit and charm.A beautiful and touching rhyming text, told with wit and charm.Andreae amd Dodd team up to create a winning read-aloud for the very young.Sweet and heartwarming ditty, told in witty rhyme by wordsmith Giles Andreae, has cosy, bright illustrations, and is filled with feel-good charm.A celebration of the seemingly ordinary, this is a toddler's-eye view of the important qualities in a good mother - cuddling, drying tears, feeding, toileting, bathing, kissing and reading stories to the aforementioned toddler. What more could you ask?A heart-warming, rhyming picture book about the special relationship between mother and child - perfect for mother's day, or indeed at any time of the year.

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.
Emma Dodd 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. She has illustrated best selling series for Ladybird Books and created the illustrations for the successful Amazing Baby series from Templar Publishing. Emma was shortlisted for the Early Years book awards in 2006 and 2009. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their Jack Russel Terrier, Bart, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family like to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.

I love my mummy very much, she's great to cuddle, soft to touch!

A heart-warming book about the beautiful relationship between mother and child.

From the bestselling author Giles Andreae.

Winner of a Booktrust Early Years Award 2010.A young, funny and heart-warming picture bookSimple and witty rhyming text - perfect for sharing aloud.From the bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance.The perfect mother's day gift!
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I Love You

By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and joyful look at a child's world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!

From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.

This delightful new picture book follows on from the success of I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award, and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller I Love My Daddy.

A lovely book for summer this book celebrates a child's world and the things they love best... this cheerful, celebration of happiness and love is perfect for sharing again and again.A joyful celebration of love... very gentle and perfect for sharing.The perfect story-time reminder of all the wonderful things in life.A warm joyful look at a child's typical day, from the food they to eat, to their grandparents, I Love You is packed with gentle rhymes and cheerful illustrations.The simple, rhythmic text of this picture book begs to be shared. Bold outlines and bright colours combine in subtle combinations, and there's a real sense of the child's perspective.A snuggly, joyful look at a child's world.A toddler's eye view of the important qualities in a good mother - cuddling, drying tears, feeding, toileting, bathing, kissing and reading stories to the aforementioned toddler. What more could you ask for?The simple, rhythmic text of this picture book begs to be shared. Bold outlines and bright colours combine in subtle combinations, and there's a real sense of the child's perspective.An exuberant and heartwarming book from the bestselling, award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy. This is the perfect gift for children and adults to mark any special occasion.Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.By the same team that created the bestselling I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years AwardFunny, heartwarming and perfect for sharing - the small joys found in everyday family life are celebrated through the child's eyes, making this the perfect gift for children and adults to mark any special occasion - especially Valentine's Day.A joyful rhyming story from 2013 World Book Day author Giles Andreae, bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance, and popular illustrator Emma DoddThird title in the bestselling and award-winning range with a strong track record: I Love My Mummy sold over 70,000 copies in the UK, and is winner of the Bookstart Early Years Award. I Love My Daddy, sold over 45,000 copies in the UK, and was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller
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K Is For Kissing A Cool Kangaroo

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
From juicy jellbeans to kissing kangaroos, children will love learning and remembering the letters of the alphabet in this fun-packed ABC book with vibrant illustrations. Ages 2+.Bursting with colour...Each page is practically a story in its own right.Filled to the brim with surprises...sure to be a hit that will be read again and againA lively A to Z romp..the tone varies from humourous to affectionate, funny to sweetExcellent pictures to intrigue little learnersFrom juicy jellbeans to kissing kangaroos, children will love learning and remembering the letters of the alphabet in this fun- packed ABC book.Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can`t Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.- A fun-packed rhyming abc book by award-winning duo Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees - Children will love learning the alphabet with energetic text and vibrant illustrations - Brilliant illustrations that bring learning to life!
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The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

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.

EngagingA wonderful book.Here's a book to cheer everyone up on a rainy day...bubbling over with life and happiness.Magical.A feel-good picture book from a best-selling team, about caring for other people and your surroundings.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. 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.

An uplifting and inspirational text by award-winning authorRhyming, rhythmic text particularly suited to reading out loudFantastic illustrations by Guy Parker-ReesEncourages the reader to care for others and their surroundings
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Nat Fantastic

By Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen

Nat Fantastic is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fantastic - miniature superhero!
Nat Fantastic's powers know no limits as he whizzes through the night performing amazing rescues and foiling bank robbers. Little boys love pretending to be superheroes and Nat Fantastic will definitely be a hero to them! Our bestselling author, Giles Andreae, has bought us a FANTASTIC new character, brilliantly and exuberantly illustrated by the award-winning Katharine McEwen.

A great story with strong, bright picturesA great slice of light-hearted funFilled with plenty of high-action drama and wham-bam anticsBedtime will never be the same again...riotous and atmospheric illustrations reinforce the enchantment in this exciting storyVibrant superhero fun. Perfect for boys and reading aloud"Vibrant superhero fun. Perfect for boys and reading aloud.""A bedtime story which should go down a treat."A superb bedtime read.Filled with plenty of high-action drama and wham-bam antics.A soaring treat.Flash! Bang! Whizz! Kaboom! Nat Fantastic's in the room!Nat Fantastic is what all little boys dream of being: an ordinary boy who transforms into a superhero with just one sneeze!This long-awaited new picture book from the bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance has all the trademark qualities of a Giles Andreae picture book - brilliant pacey writing that perfectly taps into the target age-group's fantasies.Stunning and vibrant artwork from a highly acclaimed artist is complemented by a dynamic design that really brings the little superhero to life!Nat Fantastic is the super new character for the Orchard picture book list - destined to achieve really whizz- bang sales and popularity.
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Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

By Katharine McEwen, Giles Andreae

Nat is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside, but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fantastic - superhero!

Join Nat as he does battle with the brave knights of old, in this hilarious, action-packed adventure from best-selling author Giles Andreae.

A winning combination of superheroes and knights - all brought to life by Katherine McEwan's bright, bold illustrations.

'Filled with high-action drama and wham-bam antics'
- Junior Magazine

'A great book to read aloud'
- School Librarian

'Full of action and adventure'
- Armadillo Magazine

A superb bedtime read...a definite winnerA welcome return of this miniature superhero!Full of action and adventure.A great book to read out loud.A hilarious, action-packed adventure from bestselling author Giles Andreae.

Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Katharine McEwen (Illustrator)
Katharine McEwen has been illustrating since graduating from Kingston University in 1996. To date she has illustrated around 40 titles and is fortunate to have worked with some fantastic authors, such as Allan Ahlberg, Michael Rosen and Giles Andreae. She is currently embarking on becoming an authorstrator (or should that be illustrauthor?!), but finds the writing part enjoyable, but very tricky!

When not illustrating books, Katharine attempts to throw pots (in a making them way, not an angry way) and is endeavouring to get better at it. She also loves a good movie, rummaging in a junk shops, chin-wagging with her chums and taking photographs.

More miniature superhero fun from the brilliant and bestselling author, Giles AndreaeReal boy appeal - and now with knights - little boys will love joining Nat on his adventuresGiles Andreae is a recognised and trusted name in children's books. He is the creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton and wrote the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance
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I Love You, Little Monster

By Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

A warm and joyful story about the special relationship between parent and child. Written by Giles Andreae, multi award-winning author of Giraffes Can't Dance, with bright and humorous illustrations by talented new illustrator Jess Mikhail.

'A heart-warming and joyful tale of parental love and a child's boundless energy and enthusiasm for life' Primary Times

'Mikhail's exuberant illustrations will help any child understand the message that the book brings' School Librarian

A heart-warming and joyful tale of parental love and a child's boundless energy and enthusiasm for lifeBright and jolly illustrationsMikhail's exuberant illustrations will help any child understand the message that the book brings. Libraries would be well advised to stock not one but several copies, for fond and affectionate useQuite possibly the most stunningly beautiful book that we have ever had the pleasure of readingA heart-warming and joyful tale of parental love and a child's boundless energy and enthusiasm for life.Bright and jolly illustrations.Mikhail's exuberant illustrations will help any child understand the message that the book brings. Libraries would be well advised to stock not one but several copies, for fond and affectionate use!Quite possibly the most stunningly beautiful book that we have ever had the pleasure of reading! * * * * *A warm and joyful tale about the special relationship between parent and child.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Jess Mikhail (Illustrator)
Jess Mikhail studied at Loughborough University, graduating with a degree in Illustration. She uses lots of different techniques in her artwork; drawing, scanning, printing and scribbling to create bright illustrations that are full of colour and texture. Jess' first picture book, I Love You, Little Monster was published by Orchard Books in 2012. She lives and works in Birmingham.

A beautiful and gentle story about a parent's love for their childFrom the multi-award-winning, bestselling author of Giraffes Can't DanceIllustrations by talented new picture book illustrator Jess MikhailJess's bright and colourful monster illustrations lend a humourous feel to this heart-warming textAn ideal bedtime read
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Farmyard Hullabaloo

By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

The rooster wakes the farm up with a cock-a-doodle-doo!

Join in the noisy animal romp in this bright bold picture book, from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.

Lively rhymes are brought to life with fun, vibrant artwork of everyone's favourite farm animals - from moo-ing cows to oink-ing pigs!

This fabulous picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children.

Lively, rhyming picture book from an award-winning creative team, packed with everyone's favourite farm animals.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

David Wojtowycz (Illustrator)
David Wojtowycz is a bestselling, award-winning author and artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. In 1996 David illustrated his first book for children, Rumble in the Jungle, which went on to become an international bestseller. David has gone on to create many more hugely successful children's books, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and the bestselling Mad About Minibeasts. David lives in Berlin.

- From award-winning and best-selling author/illustrator team
- A lively collection of poems introducing all the farmyard's animals - perfect for young children - Bright and vibrant illustrations to capture the imagination.

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Mad About Dinosaurs!

By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Discover all your favourite dinosaurs in this rollicking, rhyming prehistoric romp, previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.

Meet silly Diplodocus, larger-than-life Giganotosaurus, fierce T-Rex and many more in this bestselling picture book from the award-winning creators of Rumble in the Jungle and Mad About Minibeasts!

David Wojtowycz's stunning illustrations bring the dinosaurs to life in full and glorious colour - perfect for the very youngest dinosaur fanLarger than life dinosaurs, in full glorious technicolour... bound to become another sure-fire hit with readers and listenersFab stuff for children of all agesAn informative but fun book full of colourful illustrations and rhymeLots of fun to read aloudA bestselling picture book packed with all your favourite dinosaurs, previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

David Wojtowycz is a bestselling, award-winning author and artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. In 1996 David illustrated his first book for children, Rumble in the Jungle, which went on to become an international bestseller. David has gone on to create many more hugely successful children's books, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and the bestselling Mad About Minibeasts. David lives in Berlin.

A new edition of the bestselling Dinosaurs Galore, which has sold over 130,000 copies to datePacked with favourite dinosaurs and fun factsGiles Andreae and David Wojtowycz are a hugely successful creative team whose previous titles have sold over 1.9 million copies worldwideGiles Andreae's lively dinosaur rhymes are perfect for reading aloud to young childrenDavid Wojtowycz's bright, bold artwork is full of fun and child appeal
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Mad About Minibeasts!

By David Wojtowycz, Giles Andreae

This brilliantly beastly bouncy rhyming romp from Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz will delight the many fans of this bestselling duo.

From slugs and snails to bustling beetles and beautiful butterflies, these rhymes are bursting with humour and read-aloud-abilty - perfectly matched by the bright, bold illustrations.

A brilliantly bouncy rhymeNoisy, rhyming, creepy-crawly funThis is a fabulously fun and wonderfully rhyming bookSimple, cheerful and humorous rhymes...great fun to read together and also make a good introduction to learning about the world around us.The facts are basic and simple but accurately presented in a light-hearted way using big, bold illustrations and humorous rhymes. A lovely book.An explosion of noisy, rhyming creepy-crawly fun.A brilliantly bouncy rhyme about butterflies, beetles and all the slimiest creatures.This brilliantly bouncy beast-filled romp takes readers on a colourful journey.Big, bold illustrations and humorous rhymes.Simple, cheerful and humorous rhymes... great fun to read together, and also makes a good introduction to learning about the world around us.This is a fabulously fun and wonderfully rhyming book. * * * * *Rhyming creepy-crawly fun from the creators of Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

David Wojtowycz (Illustrator)
David Wojtowycz is a bestselling, award-winning author and artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. In 1996 David illustrated his first book for children, Rumble in the Jungle, which went on to become an international bestseller. David has gone on to create many more hugely successful children's books, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and the bestselling Mad About Minibeasts. David lives in Berlin.

A long-awaited new picture book from Giles Andreae and David WojtowyczA bestselling creative team: Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean have jointly sold over 250,000 copies to dateWinning theme: full of snails, worms, caterpillars and bugs and minibeasts children can find in their own gardenGiles Andreae's lively animal rhymes are perfect to read aloud to young childrenDavid Wojtowycz's bright, bold artwork is full of fun and child-appealPraise for Giraffes Can't Dance: 'A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp of a picture book. All toddlers should grow up reading this' - The Daily Telegraph
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Billy Bonkers

By Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy's life is never boring, it's bonkers! This zany text is perfectly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's energetic illustrations.A real laugh.What a joy it is to read this lively book...words and pictures bubble over with riotous fun.Lovely, frothy stuff. Kids will belly-laughThree lively and amusing storiesIt takes a certain amount of panache to carry off great community-saving exploits while wearing one's sister's frilly underpants... Lovely, frothy stuff. Kids will belly-laugh.For up-to-date fiction, Giles Andreae's Billy Bonkers is a real laugh.A strong central character, with huge naughty boy appeal. These three madcap adventures read brilliantly by Morwenna Banks will have children rolling with laughter!
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and the Wacky World Cup!

By Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Put your trainers on, Billy Bonkers is back with more amazing adventures!

This time he's landing a plane and flying through the air in a hot-air balloon to watch the World Cup's final. Billy and his family are so wacky, you will laugh your socks off!

Three romping adventures featuring Billy Bonkers and the beautiful game. Good quick reads that will pull in young football fans.Three romping adventures featuring Billy Bonkers and the beautiful game. Good reads that will pull in young football fans.Bill Bonkers is a great wacky hero for KS1 soccer devotees3 fantastically funny football stories in 1 from the bestselling author-illustrator team.Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author who has written many bestselling picture books, including GIRAFFE'S CAN'T DANCE and COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN. He is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in London and Cornwall with his wife and four young children.Award-winning and best-selling author/illustrator team.Laugh-out-loud stories that children, and their parents, will love!Bite-sized stories that are perfect for reading aloud.
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It Wasn't Me!

By Giles Andreae

There's a Secret Prankster wreaking havoc all around town. No one knows for sure whodunnit, but all fingers are pointing at Billy. Who else would set cold porridge bomb traps, stuff bananas into exhaust pipes and pour jam into Mrs Furball's wig?

But one thing we do know - whether Billy's sinking a gondola in Venice, solving a murder mystery, or chasing ghosts through a fairground, he's bound to be explaining:
"IT WASN'T ME!"

3 prank-a-rifically hilarious stories in 1!

Meet Billy...he's Bonkers!Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.Madness and mayhem rule in this terrifically funny series from bestselling author Giles Andreae and illustrator Nick Sharratt.3 prank-a-rifically hilarious stories in 1!These books are perfect for fans of Horrid Henry.
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It's a Crazy Christmas

By Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Meet Billy... He's Bonkers!
The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas!
3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!

A good giggle for Christmas... plenty of festive fun.Plenty of laugh aloud moments.Billy Bonkers is back with festive frivolity.Zany stories with great boy appeal. Bonkers from start to finish!Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author who has written many bestselling picture books, including GIRAFFE'S CAN'T DANCE and COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN. He is also the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in London and Cornwall with his wife and four young children.Award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator.Laugh-out-loud stories that children, and their parents, will love!Bite-sized stories that are perfect for reading aloud.
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More Madness!

By Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt

Billy's back, and he's more bonkers than ever! Turbo-charged trousers at sports day ... a monster waterskiing marathon ... even a plateful of cheesy chips can lead to mayhem in the madcap world of
Billy and the Bonkers family.

Three more fantastically funny stories from this bestselling duo to make you
split your sides laughing! Harry Enfield has described the book as "Utterly hilarious! Storytelling at its very best."

Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author who has written many bestselling picture books, including GIRAFFE'S CAN'T DANCE and COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN. He is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in London and Cornwall with his wife and four young children.

Award-winning and best-selling author/illustrator team.Laugh-out-loud stories that children, and their parents, will love.Bite-sized stories that are perfect for reading aloud.
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Not My Pants!

By Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt

There's something Billy Bonkers doesn't want you to know. Come closer...I'll whisper it: he has to wear his sister's underpants! And whether Billy's flying round a go-kart track, chasing a very smelly dog, or finding some priceless long-lost treasure, it's not easy to explain: "They're NOT MY PANTS!"

Meet Billy...he's Bonkers!

Meet Billy...he's bonkers!

There's something Billy Bonkers doesn't want you to know. Come closer...I'll whisper it:

He has to wear his sister's old pants!

And one thing's for sure - whether Billy's flying around a go-kart track, chasing a very smelly dog, or finding some priceless long-lost treasure, it's not easy to explain:

"THEY'RE NOT MY PANTS!"

3 pant-tastically funny stories in 1!

Madness and mayhem rule in this terrifically funny new series from bestselling author Giles Andreae3 pant-tastically brilliant stories in 1!Illustrated throughout in the trademark style of Nick Sharratt, these books are sure to delight a new generation of Horrid children!The series will build with more crazy capers from Billy in September 2012
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Me, the Queen and Christopher

By Tony Ross, Giles Andreae

What happens when a seven-year-old girl gets an invitation to have tea at Buckingham Palace with the Queen? Nothing ordinary, if the girl is Freya. We learn that the Queen likes to boogie, eats beans on toast (with the inevitable result) but is also compassionate and understanding.
Told with Giles Andreae's trademark warmth and humour, but with an added poignancy when the Queen meets Christopher, Freya's brother, this is a perfect celebration of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

The illustrations by Tony Ross really bring this story to life...a very funny and touching storyWish fulfillment at its most enticing...[an] affectionate little storyA warm and funny book, perfect to get the kids in a Jubilee moodA fun book with a poignant touchA very funny and utterly ficticious story...comical and heartwarmingThis humorous take paints a playful portrait of the private life of the QueenGentle fun with lovely coloured lively illustrationsAn amusing take on the Diamond JubileeGiles Andreae tells how a seven-year-old has tea at Buckingham Palace and discovers that the Queen is just like her - sort of - and is kind and caring as wellThis humorous tale paints a playful portrait of the private life of the Queen.Hilarious and naughty.A warm and funny book.A fun book, with a poignant touch.Gentle fun with lovely coloured lively illustrations.Comical and heartwarming.A touching and funny story from comic genius Giles Andreae, with fun illustrations by Tony Ross.Wish fulfillment at its most enticing. An affectionate little story.Illustrations by Tony Ross really bring this story to life. A very funny and touching story.A touching and funny story about one little girl's adventures with the Queen.A humorous and poignant new book from bestselling children's author Giles AndreaeIllustrated by the award-winning and popular artist Tony RossA story told by a seven-year-old girl about her Royal adventure, which includes her disabled younger brotherThis comic, irreverent and heartwarming tale about the Queen's life behind closed doors will be available in time for the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012