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Giles Andreae - Author

About the 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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I Love My Mummy

I Love My Mummy

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

A sweet rhyming picture book about the special relationship between mother and child. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is a book to be loved, shared and treasured. With extra special pages for the little ones to personalise, this is the perfect present for mummies everywhere, on Mother's Day or at any time of the year! From the author of picture book classic Giraffes Can't Dance. 'This sweet and heartwarming ditty, told in witty rhyme by Giles Andreae, has cosy, bright illustrations, and is filled with feel-good charm' - Junior Magazine Winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award!

Love from Giraffes Can't Dance

Love from Giraffes Can't Dance

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Join Gerald the Giraffe and friends for a sparkling celebration of LOVE! From the creators of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance comes a brand-new rhyming story filled with joy and love... and all your favourite characters from the bestselling classic! This magical moonlit rhyme is ideal for sharing and reading aloud with loved ones, and as a sturdy board book, it's perfect for even the littlest hands. The perfect gift to say 'I love you' on Valentine's Day, or at any time of the year. Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance: All toddlers should grow up reading this Daily Mail A modern classic Baby & Me A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms . . . there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different Junior A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp Daily Telegraph

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2020

Put your trainers on, Billy Bonkers is back with more amazing adventures! This time he's landing a plane and flying through the air in a hot-air balloon to watch the World Cup's final. Billy and his family are so wacky, you will laugh your socks off!

Monster Christmas

Monster Christmas

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2020

An endearing rhyming story full of laughs, this wholesome tale is set to become a Christmas classic. Father Christmas is old, tired and has creaky knees. He needs a break - and who better to replace him than little monster, who can't wait to stretch his wings, see the world and do some good? There's just one problem ... everyone's scared of him! Can Monster Christmas persuade the world to see past his appearance to the kindness within? This new Christmas collaboration between Giles Andreae, author of bestselling classic Giraffes Can't Dance, and expert character-crafting illustrator Nikki Dyson is a fun festive story with important themes of friendship, kindness, and acceptance.

I Love Halloween

I Love Halloween

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2020

A fun-filled rhyming Halloween picture book, perfect for sharing with YOUR little monster! It's Halloween today. Woo-hoo! There's so much spooky stuff to do. Join the fun making ghost cookies, preparing pumpkins, making witches hats and dressing up . . . before setting out on a trick-or-treat adventure! From the author of much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance.

Elephant Me

Elephant Me

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The empowering story of little elephant Num-Num, who discovers the importance of simply being YOU! From the creators of international bestseller and much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance. It's time for the Elephant Games! One by one, the young elephants compete to impress King Elephant Mighty and earn their Elephant Name. Nina is the strongest, so she becomes Elephant Strong. Norcus is the loudest, so he becomes Elephant Noisy. Little Elephant Num-Num thinks he will never discover his own special talent - until he learns that the very best thing you can be is YOU! Giraffes Can't Dance has been a much-loved family favourite for over 20 years, and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

I Love My Daddy

I Love My Daddy

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

'I love my daddy, yes I do. He's very kind - and funny too.' Playing, cooking, singing, snuggling . . . Spend special time with Dad in this joyful, rhyming picture book, brimming with love, silliness and even pages to personalise! With a gentle, rhyming story and bold, bright illustrations, this is the perfect celebration of the special relationship between father and child - perfect for sharing on Father's Day and all year round! From the bestselling author of Giraffes Can't Dance, Giles Andreae. With a super shiny finish and extra special pages at the back for every child to personalise for their own daddy! 'Simple but touching' - Daily Mail A Sunday Times Top-Ten Bestseller!

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