Related to: 'Here Come the Mermaids'

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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Dinopets

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What do you get if you cross dinosaurs and pets? DINOPETS! Mix and match favourite creatures to make lots of new flip-flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as claws, paws and roars get all mixed up in this book of new dinopet friends. With 72 possible combinations and silly names to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip-flap fun.Also available: Mermicorns, Fancy Dress

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The Little Mermaid

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Junissa Bianda
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Junissa Bianda

The Little Mermaid lives under the sea, but she wants to know what it's like to walk on land. She visits a Sea Witch, who promises to change her tail for legs, but only in exchange for her lovely singing voice. Will the Little Mermaid be able to get her voice back? This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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Amazing Animals

Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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To the Rescue

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera

Join Kit and Pup, our two friendly and inquisitive animal guides, as they spend a day out learning all about what the different emergency services do to help people. They will accompany very young children on a voyage of discovery and fun as they peek beneath the flaps and find out all about what lifeguards, police officers and emergency plane pilots do. The settings range from the familiar to the new and exciting, and will be a source of both comfort and intrigue and there is so much to point out and spot. Jam-packed with detail, this busy book both informs and entertains curious preschoolers who are just beginning to learn about the world around them.Also available: Town and About: Farm, Town and About: Building Site, Town and About: Let's Go Shopping, Town and About: Space

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Space

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Feelings

Pat-a-Cake, Louise Forshaw
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Pat-a-Cake, Louise Forshaw
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Show and Tell

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It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school.It's Show and Tell day at the School of Roars, and all the little monsters have brought in their favourite things from home. Wufflebump accidentally creates chaos when he brings in his monster dog, Growlbert. But when the class get stuck inside the classroom, can Growlbert save the day?Featuring themes of sharing, friendship and problem-solving, this School of Roars story is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Bestest Friends, School of Roars: Icky Sticky Stickers

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Bestest Friends

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It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school.It's art class at the School of Roars, and the monsters have a fun project to do. But Wufflebump feels left out when his best friend Meepa is partners with Yummble. Miss Grizzlesniff teaches the class about being kind to one another and everyone joining in together. Featuring themes of sharing, friendship and problem-solving, this School of Roars story is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Show and Tell, School of Roars: Icky Sticky Stickers

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Potty Superstar

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt

Harry likes running and climbing and jumping - but he does not like his nappy! It's time to learn how to be a potty superstar.Join Harry on his journey to becoming a potty superstar and learn all about potties, washing hands and accidents. Soon, you'll have a potty superstar of your own!Toddler Triumphs will reassure, encourage and celebrate the successes (and sometime accidents!) of toddlers learning how to use the potty. Tabbed pages encourage toddlers to turn the pages themselves, and the funny text and bright art will have little ones coming back to the book over and over again.

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Potty Superstar

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt
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Out of this World

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno

This shiny fold-out frieze book introduces big ideas to little ones! This first book about space will delight young babies. With shiny foil to focus on and bright colour to capture and keep their attention, this book will be revisited time and time again - and also be interesting to older toddlers. One side of the frieze shows the planets in our solar system, and the other side shows a big view from the International Space Station. Perfect to fold out and prop on the floor to keep babies entertained during tummy time or playtime. Simple text and lots of sounds to make the book easy to use and encourage carer and child interaction. Also available: Space Baby: Zoom to the Moon!

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Zoom to the Moon!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno

Zoom to the Moon introduces big ideas to little ones! This first book about space will delight young babies. With shiny foil to focus on and bright colour to capture and keep their attention, this book will be revisited time and time again - and also be interesting to older toddlers. The shiny foil and big touch-and-feel patches make this book a perfect present.Simple text and lots of sounds to make - whoosh! - make the book easy to use and encourage carer and child interaction. Also available: Space Baby: Out of this World (A Cosmic Frieze book)

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The Little Red Hen

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori

The Little Red Hen works really hard all by herself to plant, grow and harvest some wheat and then makes some delicious bread - no thanks to the scatty cat, mucky duck, and big fat rat, who have refused to help her all along.This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach

When the Wicked Queen finds out from her magic mirror that Snow White is the fairest in all the land, she tries her best to get rid of her. But Snow White makes friends with seven dwarfs who take her in and try to keep her safe. Will the Wicked Queen get her way in the end?It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, The Gingerbread Man

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Minibeasts

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia

Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Minibeasts helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful minibeast words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun addition to all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC, Animals, First Words, Shapes, Dinosaurs

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Dinosaurs

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia

Help toddlers discover and learn about the world with these essential board books.Dinosaurs helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful dinosaur words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC, Animals, First Words, Shapes, Minibeasts

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Holidays

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Alistar
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Alistar
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Incy Wincy Spider

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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The Ugly Duckling

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach

The poor Ugly Duckling is chased away from his home because he doesn't fit in. Join him on this epic journey of survival and homecoming. This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.