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Andrea Beaty

  • 5 stars across 28 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.
    3rd September 2013

    Rosie Revere, Engineer

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

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    6th September 2016

    Ada Twist, Scientist

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller Inspired b... More

    (15 reviews)
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    5th November 2019

    Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

    An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect ... More

    (13 reviews)
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    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

    (12 reviews)
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    12th May 2020

    Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion

    Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he's not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dream... More

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    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

    (10 reviews)
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    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

    (10 reviews)
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    9th December 2021

    Aaron Slater, Illustrator

    An uplifting story about the power of art, finding your voice, and telling your story even when you're out of step wit... More

    (5 reviews)
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    4th 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

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    6th October 2020

    Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

    Just in time for the 2020 election, the bestselling chapter book series continues with the newest Questioneer, Sofia Val... More

    (1 review)
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