Related to: 'It's a Crazy Christmas'

Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

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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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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I Love My Dinosaur

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

A hilarious picture book about getting nits (and getting rid of nits!) from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things ...'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!" This laugh-out-loud, wonderfully wacky rhyming tale is guaranteed to give children the giggles.

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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.This delightful picture book captures the joy of spending a fun-filled day with Grandad. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Father's Day or indeed at any time of the year. From the creators of I Love My Daddy, a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award. And the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Discover the world's biggest, most magnificent animals in this colourful, rhyming picture book from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants?Packed with incredible creatures, from the cuddly St Bernard dog to the ferocious Siberian tiger, this bright, bold picture book is perfect for young animal fans everywhere! With lively rhymes and fascinating facts.

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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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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 You, Baby

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You

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

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

I love my daddy, yes I doHe'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

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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross

A funny and touching short story about one little girl's adventures with the Queen - with full colour illustrations by Tony Ross.Seven-year-old Freya is the luckiest girl in the world. She's been invited to have tea with the Queen! But it's not all silver platters and butlers ... instead the Queen likes to boogie and eat beans on toast! But when Freya introduces the Queen to her disabled brother Christopher she discovers that the Queen can be kind and understanding too.'Wish fulfillment at its most enticing. An affectionate little story.' - Independent 'Hilarious and naughty' - Daily Mail

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Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen

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

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Nat Fantastic

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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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.

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More Madness!

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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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 ofBilly and the Bonkers family.

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Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Billy Bonkers

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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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.

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Commotion In The Ocean

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this feel-good rhyming story about a brave little lion who dares to be different ...Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends with them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of his pride? Learn how Leo's kindness brings happiness to the jungle in this colourful picture book story. Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.