Related to: 'Bedtime Rhymes'

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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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Richard Merritt
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Night, Night

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book that stimulates a baby's developing coordination and vision. The perfect introduction to a good bedtime routine.Join Little Bunny after a busy day to get ready for bed. Eye-catching illustrations in black and white with shiny foil will capture your baby's focus and attention and aid their visual development. Night, Night introduces a gentle bedtime routine of bath, book, bed with simple text, noises to copy and striking images.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Babies will react with delight as they reach for the shiny textures and the simple text prompts parent interaction. The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces, Animal Train

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Animal Train

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Farmyard Friends

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences.Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle, Incy Wincy Spider

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Big Birthday Cake Rescue

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Big Stickers for Tiny Hands

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Here Come the Chicks

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Chicks is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute baby birds! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, fluffy and feathery pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the chicks!Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Bunnies

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Here Come the Bunnies

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Wild Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Maria Neradova
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Maria Neradova

This is a great book for all children who love to create amazing pictures. It's crammed with different scenes to decorate, from woodland to desert, to a huge fold-out underwater scene - there are plenty of places for wild animals of every kind to feel at home. Simple activities like matching and spotting games as well as well as lots of colouring add to the fun.Frustration-free, big stickers with special arrows that show the easiest way to peel off the stickers will be very popular with little ones.Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, Farm, Out and About

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Moo Peek-a-Boo

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar

Stimulate a baby's developing vision and coordination with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and first friendly characters give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Moo Peek-a-Boo aids the development of early coordination by encouraging babies to reach for the giant fold-out flaps to find out who is hiding underneath - peek-a-boo! It also aids the development of their understanding of object permanence, which is when they realise that just because they can no longer see something does not mean it has disappeared. Babies will react with delight as the pictures of favourite farmyard friends are revealed, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: Splish Splash, On the Move, Funny Faces

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Splish Splash

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Down on the Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert
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Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert

This brilliant book is full of exciting farmyard scenes and activities. The big ready-cut stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers that are tricky to remove and easy to tear. From farmyards and fields, to cute animal families and busy farm machines, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go

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Things That Go

Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Alistar
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Building Site

Pat-a-Cake, Rebecca Gerlings, Ramon Olivera
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Pat-a-Cake, Rebecca Gerlings, Ramon Olivera
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Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Rebecca Gerlings, Ramon Olivera
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Pat-a-Cake, Rebecca Gerlings, Ramon Olivera
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Here Come the Dinosaurs

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Funny Faces

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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On the Move

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, they begin to track objects and scan for things to look at. On the Move aids this development by using high-contrast colours and patterns, striking illustrations and pages that pull out in different directions. Babies will react with delight as they track and scan the pictures and patterns that are revealed as you pull the tabs, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby!Also available: Funny Faces

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ABC

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.ABC helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary with first words from A to Z! This robust board book features lots of words for each letter (like an alligator who happens to an astronaut) and will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading. The playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike, while a brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, Animals