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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

A colourful, rhyming board book story with a positive message about being kind to others and staying true to yourself.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?A feel-good story from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A celebration of grandparents and the special role they play in family life.My grandad is a special man. If I can't do it - Grandad can!The joy of spending a fun-filled day with grandad is explored with warmth and humour in this delightful picture book from Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd - the creators of the award-winning I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.The perfect gift for every family - on Grandparent's Day, or indeed at any time of the year!

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Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Be Brave Little Penguin is the eagerly awaited new picture book from the creators of the bestselling Giraffe's Can't Dance. Written in true Giles Andreae style, this feel-good rhyming story portrays a positive message about confidence and self-esteem. Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!Illustrated with humour and warmth by Guy Parker Rees, this touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior

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I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy comes a picture book about the fun and excitement of being a year older. From birthday kisses to party games with friends, all the joy of the big day is captured through true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every birthday girl or boy, 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.

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Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees

Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes gather in the latest edition of a much-loved energetic book. Jurassic-fans everywhere will enjoy this timeless and exciting prehistoric romp. Join in with Triceratops, Stegosaurus and their friends as the dinosaurs stir up a dinosaurumpus! But what's this? Terrifying Tyrannosaurus is about to gatecrash the party. Will he eat them all? With its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations, this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Come and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.

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All Afloat on Noah's Boat

Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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Down By The Cool Of The Pool

Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees

From the creators of the hugely popular Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus comes some poolside fun that will keep your child's attention unitl it's time to say goodnight! Join sprightly Frog and his energetic farmyard friends frolicking down by the cool of the pool - flipping and flopping, splishing and splashing in the watery wonderland. In the latest edition of a much-loved book, animal-fans everywhere will enjoy this watery romp - with its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations and lots of noises for joining in this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Celebrating 15 years in print - come and copy the animals and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.

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Twist and Hop, Minibeast Bop!

Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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I Love You, Father Christmas

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love My Puppy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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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

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I Love My Daddy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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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 TouchLook out for the other books in the series:I Love My MummyI Love My GrannyI Love My PuppyI Love You Father ChristmasI Love YouI Love You Baby

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Rumble in the Jungle

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

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

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The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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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.

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Giraffes Can't Dance Activity Sheets

Award-winning and bestselling author Giles Andreae's most notable work is quite possibly Giraffes Can't Dance. Download fun activity sheets featuring Gerald the Giraffe here.

Guy Parker-Rees

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.

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.