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Giles Andreae - Author

Giles Andreae was born in London in 1966. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today. He began writing when he was at primary school and gets a lot of his ideas from trying to keep his own children entertained.

Giles is the hugely successful and talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the well-known Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. Giles lives in London with his wife and four children.

His top tips for becoming a writer are: read a lot, write a lot and write from the heart.

Author photo copyright: Martin Salter

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Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae - illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realise that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom. So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/10/2014
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ABC Animal Rhymes for You and Me
Giles Andreae - illustrated by David Wojtowycz
Fun to read aloud this ABC is a perfect introduction to the alphabet. From Angel Fish to Zebra, the bouncy text introduces a host of animals through wonderful easy-to-memorise rhymes. Bold and bright illustrations bring the characteristics of each animal...
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Format: Board book | Released 04/10/2012
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I Love My Daddy
Giles Andreae - illustrated by Emma Dodd
An amusing, touching and heart-warming look at the special relationship between father and child from the bestselling Giles Andreae, perfectly portrayed by Emma Dodd's charming and vibrant artwork. It is the sister picture book to the award-winning I Love...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Cow Party (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
It's time for a party for all the cows in the world to find a Queen for their King and so begins a story about love (and Dancing!) - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Elephant and the Spider (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
This is a story all about courage and hope - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Ministry of Niceness (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
An absolutely delightful story about SPREADING HAPPINESS - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful collection under...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Planet of the Bears (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
A lovely bear story about kindness and joy - an uplifting little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful collection...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Dance of Wallowy Bigness (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
Hippos may not be beautiful outside to many but they're certainly able to show their beauty from within and so begins a story about being beautiful inside - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Dog Machine (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
Everyone is unique and different in the world but that doesn't mean they can't get on. This is a brilliantly funny story about celebrating our differences - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Knitting Gorilla (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
A lovely little story about BEING YOURSELF - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful collection under...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Little Penguin (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
How the little penguin learns to be brave will give heart to all anxious children. Little penguin is frightened of the water. His father can't believe he is so foolish but his mother is understanding; through her gentle coaxing, little...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Lovely Whales (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
Just how did whales get so big. Find out here, it's all here in a wonderful story about LOVE and HAPPINESS - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Pink Cricket (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
An important thing for kids to learn from an early age is that being different is good and here in this wonderful story we see a pink cricket (who should of course be green) follow his dreams just as you...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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The Thanking You Sharks (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
Manners are important to instill from a young age and so begins this story about good manners - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Tortoise Football (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
A heart-warming story about the importance of TEAMWORK and FUN - a joyous little treasure for the whole family to share. Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an initial series of 13 titles in a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Two Monkeys (World of Happy)
Giles Andreae
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A gorgeous story that shows the importance of true friendship between two monkeys. Will the monkey prince forget his servant friend in the end or not? Stylish and affordable books...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Commotion in the Ocean (Board Book)
Giles Andreae - illustrated by David Wojtowycz
This classic picture book is beautifully reformatted in this board book version. The joyful rhyming verse perfectly matches the exuberant illustrations of a host of happy crabs, sharks, jellyfish and the like at play under the sea. Perfect for toddlers...
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Format: Board book | Released 04/02/2010
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Giraffes Can't Dance (book and DVD)
Giles Andreae
A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realise that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom. So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/01/2010
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ABC Animal Jamboree
Giles Andreae - illustrated by David Wojtowycz
Fun to read aloud this ABC is a perfect introduction to the alphabet. From Angel Fish to Zebra, the bouncy text introduces a host of animals through wonderful easy-to-memorise rhymes. Bold and bright illustrations bring the characteristics of each animal...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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Nat Fantastic
Giles Andreae
Fantastic adventures for Nat as his supercharged sneeze changes him into a superhero, ready to battle anyone, anywhere. Leaving the comfort of his bedtime story, Nat takes off to fight crocodiles and stop bank robbers. A vigorous story with ebullient...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2009
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Billy Bonkers 2: More Madness
Giles Andreae - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Madcap adventures with huge naughty boy appeal featuring Billy and his family, and wittily illustrated by Nick Sharratt. At school there's the great sports day fiasco, then there's the Bonkers' unfortunate holiday on the shores of Loch Ness and finally...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2009
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Nat Fantastic
Giles Andreae
Fantastic adventures for Nat as his supercharged sneeze changes him into a superhero, ready to battle anyone, anywhere. Leaving the comfort of his bedtime story, Nat takes off to fight crocodiles and stop bank robbers. A vigorous story with ebullient...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2008
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Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!
Giles Andreae
All aboard my hearties! Sail away on a rollicking pirate adventure as Flinn sets off to fight the Pirate Dinosaurs on the high seas! A wonderful imaginary adventure that transports Flinn and his friends from the classroom to the high...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2008
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Giraffes Can't Dance (book & CD)
Giles Andreae
A little encouragement was all that was needed to make Gerald the Giraffe realize that he could, after all, dance as well as any other animal in the kingdom. So, for any child that suffers from a lack of confidence...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 31/12/2007
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Rumble in the Jungle
Giles Andreae - illustrated by David Wojtowycz
Age 0-5. This wonderful collection of animal poems gives toddlers and young children the chance to be introduced to poetry via the world of jungle. Written by Giles Andreae, one of Britain's bestselling modern poets Rumble in the Jungle is...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 01/02/2007
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Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae
A touching and triumphant story republished in celebration of the title's 10th birthday about how the giraffe goes from being hopeless on the dance floor to becoming the star of the show. Jeered by all for his disastrous dancing, Gerald...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2007
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