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: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

A beautiful 20th Anniversary Gift Edition of this much-loved classic picture book about being yourself and finding your own tune.Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. A funny, touching and triumphant story, it has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now in a beautiful limited-edition hardback, complete with a foiled slipcase, this is the perfect present for every family.A highly collectable edition for fans old and new."All toddlers should grow up reading this" - Daily Mail"A modern classic" - Baby and Me"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"A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp" - Daily Telegraph

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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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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
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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Discover the world's biggest, most magnificent animals in this colourful, rhyming picture book.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 book is perfect for young animal fans everywhere! With lively rhymes and fascinating facts.From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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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
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new baby - from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A sweet, warm-hearted book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family. Created by the team behind family favourites I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

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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 Board Book

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

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Mad About Minibeasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

A colourful rhyming picture book all about minibeasts, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Come into the garden for lots of creepy-crawly fun... Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy sound words and looking at the colourful pictures, as they discover all sorts of minibeasts. From slithery snails and buzzing bees, to wriggly worms and munching caterpillars!"Simple, cheerful and humorous rhymes ... great fun to read together, and also makes a good introduction to learning about the world around us" - Booktrust

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Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Commotion In The Ocean Board Book

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book!Little ones will love looking at all the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of amazing sea creatures. Including blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and more!"Fast moving and great to read aloud" IndependentFrom the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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Nat Fantastic

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams

Princess Pearl lives with her mother and father, The King and Queen of the Ocean, in a magnificent palace beneath the sea. Everyone who comes to the palace is overwhelmed by its splendour. Everyone, except for Pearl, because she is unable to see. Pearl's mother and father want to marry her off to either Prince Maravick or Prince Araman, but Pearl is not interested in their bragging. Her heart is set on Charis, the servant boy who has kept her company since she was little. But Pearl's parents aren't impressed - not at all ...A beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated story about staying true to your heart, by this first-time pairing of an award-winning author and illustrator.

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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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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
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.