Related to: 'The Lion Who Wanted To Love'

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 Dinosaur

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

There are many different types of families but none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! Of course, it's lots of fun because dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping, and he thinks school is really great. But dinosaurs are different. For one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever dinosaur goes chaos is always sure to follow . . .A truly engaging and hilarious story that deals with a most unconventional friendship from this ever popular, bestselling author and illustrator.

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
Contributors:
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 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 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
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance!Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more - they're all here in this bright, bold book! Packed with lively rhymes, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this is perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere.Previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.

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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Meet Billy... He's Bonkers!The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas!3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!

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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
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
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

An adorable, heart-felt picture book with an uplifting message about the special relationship between parent and child. From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Perfect for sharing with lovable little monsters everywhere, at bedtime or cuddle time, this tender story captures all the pride, joy, love and hope that every parent feels for their child.'A heart-warming and joyful tale of parental love and a child's boundless energy and enthusiasm for life' Primary Times

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I Love My Daddy

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

From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy, comes a celebration of the special relationship between father and child. The joy of spending a fun-filled day with Daddy is explored with true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every family, this book will delight time and time again. From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joys of everyday family life; and award-winning illustrator, Emma Dodd, whose exuberant but tender illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.'Simple but touching tribute to the role a dad plays in life' - Daily Mail'The perfect Father's Day present' - Parents in TouchLook out for the other books in the series:I Love My MummyI Love My GrannyI Love My PuppyI Love You Father ChristmasI Love YouI Love You Baby

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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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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
Contributors:
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
Contributors:
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
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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.