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Andrea Beaty

  • 5 stars across 34 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... MoreRosie Revere, Engineer

(22 reviews) Review
6th September 2016

Ada Twist, Scientist

A #1 New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller Inspired by real-life makers Ada... MoreAda Twist, Scientist

(18 reviews) Review
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... MoreRosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

(14 reviews) Review
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; Rosie Reve... MoreSofia Valdez, Future Prez

(13 reviews) Review
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... MoreIggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion

(12 reviews) Review
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... MoreIggy Peck, Architect

(10 reviews) Review
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... MoreAda Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

(10 reviews) Review
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 with ... MoreAaron Slater, Illustrator

(5 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreRosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

(1 review) Review
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... MoreSofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

(1 review) Review
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