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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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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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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 the 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.With exuberant rhyming text from Giles Andreae and bright bold illustrations from Emma Dodd.

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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 Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Mad About Dinosaurs!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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I Love You, Baby

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

Ten little fingers, ten little toesTwo little ears and one little nose.Two warm cheeks, all rosy and brightA 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.

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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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Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
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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
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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

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

There's a house inside my mummy Where my little brother grows,or maybe it's my little sisterNo 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

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Mad About Minibeasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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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
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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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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz