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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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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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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!"When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things... This hilarious tale of getting nits (and getting rid of them) is guaranteed to give children the giggles.With hilarious rhyming text from Giles Andreae, author of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance, and wonderfully wacky illustrations from Jess Mikhail, this book will appeal to any child (young or old!) who's ever wondered exactly what nits get up to...

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I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Mad About Mega Beasts!

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

Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants? Discover these magnificent mega beasts and more in this bouncy rhyming romp from a bestselling, award-winning picture book team. From the cuddly St Bernard to the ferocious Siberian tiger, this bright rhyming picture book is packed with incredible creatures to delight animal fans everywhere.

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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, Baby

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

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A fabulously festive picture book from the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy. The excitement of Christmas is perfectly captured through one little child's boundless enthusiasm. The joyful rhyme and bold, stylish pictures make this a must-have book for anyone - big or small - who just can't wait for Father Christmas to set off on his sleigh.The verse is brilliant... perfect for reading aloud. - BookbagThe warm and fuzzy feelings we all share for the jolly fellow in red are nicely captured in this sweet read, with lovingly rendered illustrations by Emma Dodd. - Prima Baby & Pregnancy

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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
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. - IndependentA 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 TelegraphA 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

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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
Contributors:
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

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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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross

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.

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There's A House Inside My Mummy

Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
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Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
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Mad About Minibeasts!

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

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.

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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
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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
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Dive into the ocean in this noisy rhyming romp, from the author of international best-seller Giraffes Can't Dance. Bursting with bright, bold illustrations and packed with favourite sea creatures - including sharks, whales, octopuses and more! - this bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children.

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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

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

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?Learn how Leo's need to be different brings happiness to the jungle in this heart-warming story that little ones will love. This touching rhyming picture book, winner of the Children's Book Award, is a joy to read aloud and share.From the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.