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Giles Andreae

  • 5 stars across 102 books
Giles Andreae Biography
Giles Andreae, born on 16th March 1966, is an award-winning British illustrator, poet and author. Giles has written many children’s bestsellers including Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and Giraffes Can’t Dance. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, a simple stickman cartoon character who appears on greetings cards with rhyming captions. Giles also sometimes works under the name of Edward Monkton.

Giles’s first animated television series, World of Happy, was commissioned by the CBBC for broadcast in March 2010. Captain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs (a 52 part animated series) was broadcast in late 2016.

Giles lives with his wife and four children in Oxfordshire.

Our favourite Giles Andreae Book Characters
Leo - from The Lion Who Wanted To Love
Gerald - from Giraffes Can't Dance
Doofus - from Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Our favourite Giles Andreae Book Quotes
"At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But with some sound advice from a wise cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune." (Giraffes Can't Dance)
1st May 2014

Giraffes Can't Dance

Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 20 years. Ger... MoreGiraffes Can't Dance

(90 reviews) Review
2nd October 2003


PANTS is a picture book with a brilliant rhyming text by Giles Andreae and lots of hilarious pictures by Nick Sharratt. ... MorePants

(24 reviews) Review
13th May 1999

Commotion In The Ocean

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book!Little ones will lov... MoreCommotion In The Ocean

(15 reviews) Review
16th April 1998

Rumble in the Jungle

Come into the jungle for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book! There's a rumble i... MoreRumble in the Jungle

(15 reviews) Review
14th September 2023

Every Little Hippo Can

From the creators of the internationally bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance comes an empowering story about a little hippo... MoreEvery Little Hippo Can

(14 reviews) Review
1st September 2014

I Love You, Baby

An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new bab y - from the author of international bestseller... MoreI Love You, Baby

(13 reviews) Review
14th October 2021

Monster Christmas

An endearing rhyming story full of laughs, this wholesome tale is set to become a Christmas classic.Father Christmas is ... MoreMonster Christmas

(13 reviews) Review
14th May 2020

Elephant Me

The empowering story of little elephant Num-Num, who discovers the importance of simply being YOU! From the creators... MoreElephant Me

(12 reviews) Review
4th August 2022

Brave Dave

From the creators of the internationally bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance comes a life-affirming new story about a littl... MoreBrave Dave

(12 reviews) Review
29th April 1999

The Lion Who Wanted To Love

From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this feel-good rhyming story about a brave litt... MoreThe Lion Who Wanted To Love

(11 reviews) Review
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