The Dance of Wallowy Bigness (World of Happy) by Giles Andreae

The Dance of Wallowy Bigness (World of Happy)

Written by Giles Andreae
Part of the World of Happy Series

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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 affordable books for children and parents alike.

One of an initial series of 13 titles in a wonderful collection under the banner of The World of Happy, each one of them featuring playful, charming, quirky, joyous and heart-warming stories about positive and uplifting values: love, happiness, freedom, pleasure, being yourself and revelling in the wonders of what it means to be alive and all written and illustrated by Giles Andreae, the creator of Purple Ronnie.

Children will love the funky, colourful animals and funny stories about belching sharks, dancing hippos, knitting gorillas and drumming crickets. Adults will appreciate the sophistication, quirkiness and philosophical content. World of Happy delivers something emotionally rich and complex while being easily accessible to children.

The World of Happy books are a great value addition to any nursery bookshelf which kids will enjoy time and time again.


The Dance of Wallowy Bigness (World of Happy) by Giles Andreae

There was once a hippopotamus who dreamed of being able to dance with grace and beauty. However, when she tried, she could barely lift her bottom off the ground and her stomach wobbled most uncomfortably indeed. 'It's just not fair', said the hippopotamus, and she began to weep. 'Come now', said a passing crocodile. 'Perhaps you are simply trying the wrong dance. What kind of dance would be your dance...and your dance only'?

About the Author

Giles Andreae

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th April 2011




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