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Andrea Beaty

  • 5 stars across 19 books
    Andrea Beaty is the author of When Giants Come to Play, Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, Secrets of the Cicada Summer, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies and Dorko the Magnificent. David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. From a young age David had an interest in fashion and often made clothes for his sister's dolls and indeed his sister. So much so that he decided to study fashion design at college. Here he developed a particular interest in hats and made them for family and friends before taking a job with milliner Stephen jones in London. Eventually though he found his true calling of illustration but he always maintained an interest in fashion and it plays a big part of his illustrative style. He continues to make hats when time permits and so he was delighted to work on Madame Chapeau for Andrea Beaty. David was inspired by the creativity of Isabella Blow when creating the look for Madame Chapeau and the book features many of the extraordinary hats that she was photographed wearing. Hats designed by Philip Treacy, Stephen Jones and Elsa Schiaparelli all feature in the book along with some of David's own designs and some classics like the famous Derby worn by Charlie Chaplin and the crumpled top hat worn by mime artist Marcel Marceau.
    1st September 2013

    Rosie Revere, Engineer

    From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witt... More

    (14 reviews)
    6th September 2016

    Ada Twist, Scientist

    Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children's characters and have inspired count... More

    (11 reviews)
    2nd October 2018

    Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

    Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseve... More

    (10 reviews)
    16th April 2019

    Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

    Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to... More

    (9 reviews)
    22nd February 2010

    Iggy Peck, Architect

    Iggy Peck has been building fabulous creations since he was two. His parents are proud of their son, though sometimes su... More

    (7 reviews)
    1st April 2017

    Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

    Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere! This activity book features ... More

    (1 review)
    1st November 2008


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    17th March 2015

    Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom

    When film-loving twins Joules and Kevin Rockman left their summer camp, they thought their days of fighting evil bunnies... More

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    3rd May 2011

    Hide and Sheep

    Farmer McFitt's mischievous sheep have escaped! Who wants to stay on the farm when they could be shot out of a cannon at... More

    (0 reviews)
    1st September 2014

    Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

    In a three-story house with a shop down below, lived the world's finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau. Like the Lady herself... More

    (0 reviews)
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