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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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Be Brave Little Penguin

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
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 Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
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
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I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
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
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Discover all your favourite dinosaurs in this rollicking, rhyming prehistoric romp, previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.Meet silly Diplodocus, larger-than-life Giganotosaurus, fierce T-Rex and many more in this bestselling picture book from the award-winning creators of Rumble in the Jungle and Mad About Minibeasts!

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I Love You, Baby

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

A warm and joyful look at a child's world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!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.This delightful new picture book follows on from the success of I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award, and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller I Love My Daddy.

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I Love My Daddy

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
Contributors:
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
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
Contributors:
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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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