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Giles Andreae

  • 5 stars across 123 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)
    15th July 2006

    Giraffes Can't Dance: Book and Audio CD

    Book and CD edition of Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae, which has been delighting ... More

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    4th 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... More

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    1st June 2000

    Giraffes Can't Dance

    Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 year... More

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    2nd October 2003

    Pants

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

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    1st October 1998

    The Lion Who Wanted To Love

    From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this feel-good rhyming story about a br... More

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    3rd May 2012

    I Love My Daddy Board Book

    From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy , comes a celeb... More

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    1st January 2012

    There's A House Inside My Mummy Board Book

    A funny and tender board book story about a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive. There... More

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    2nd October 2008

    Giraffes Can't Dance Board Book

    Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae has been delighting children for over 15 yea... More

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    1st April 1998

    Rumble in the Jungle

    Come into the jungle for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book! There'... More

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    5th June 2014

    Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo

    Sir Scallywag strikes again in this hilarious new picture book from award-winning author, Giles Andreae and the brillian... More

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    1st August 2009

    Giraffes Can't Dance

    Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ..... More

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    4th June 2009

    The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

    A feel-good picture book from the creative duo behind the best-selling Giraffes Can't Dance. Life is no fun for... More

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    9th February 2017

    Nat's Naughty Nits

    'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!"When some scritchy-s... More

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    4th September 2014

    I Love You, Father Christmas

    All the excitement of Christmas is captured in this festive picture book. Created by the award-winning team beh... More

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    16th October 2014

    Mad About Dinosaurs!

    Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestsell... More

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    4th June 2015

    Sir Scallywag and the Battle for Stinky Bottom

    Sir Scallywag is back and mightier than ever! King Colin is in need of our 6-year-old-hero Sir Scallywag's help again. T... More

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    1st October 1999

    Farmyard Hullabaloo

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    2nd February 2012

    Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

    When King Colin's golden pants go missing, he calls for Sir Scallywag, the bravest knight in the land. But . . . Sir Sca... More

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    1st May 1999

    Commotion In The Ocean

    Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Li... More

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    1st May 2006

    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

    Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Flinn is at school looking in the art... More

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    1st October 2009

    Morris the Mankiest Monster

    It's years since he last changed his t-shirt. It's crusty and crawling with ants. His shoes are all slurpy and squelchy ... More

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    13th March 2012

    I Love You, Little Monster

    An adorable, heart-felt picture book with an uplifting message about the special relationship between parent and chi... More

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    26th June 2003

    K Is For Kissing A Cool Kangaroo

    From juicy jellbeans to kissing kangaroos, children will love learning and remembering the letters of the alphabet in th... More

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    4th September 2014

    Mad About Mega Beasts!

    Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants? Discover thes... More

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    4th February 2010

    Commotion In The Ocean Board Book

    Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Li... More

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    5th June 2008

    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!

    Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! When Flinn first m... More

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    5th October 2017

    Be Brave Little Penguin

    A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of internatio... More

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    2nd September 2010

    ABC Animal Rhymes for You and Me

    Explore the animal alphabet from angel fish to zebras in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Little ones wi... More

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    1st February 2007

    Rumble in the Jungle

    There's a rumble in the jungle, There's a whisper in the trees, The animals are waking up and rustling the leaves..... More

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    31st August 2009

    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - The Magic Cutlass

    During the school play, Flinn finds himself slap-bang on the deck of a real-live pirate ship . . . and he's not alone! P... More

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    1st February 2012

    I Love My Mummy Board Book

    A sweet, rhyming board book about the special relationship between mother and child. With a gentle, rhyming s... More

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    9th July 2009

    Giraffes Can't Dance Pop-Up 15th Anniversary Edition

    Special Gift Pop-Up edition of Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae. Giraffes Can't Dan... More

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    1st October 2005

    Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers

    Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall ad... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

    Nat is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside, but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fan... More

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    6th October 2011

    Mad About Minibeasts!

    A colourful rhyming picture book all about minibeasts, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't... More

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    17th January 2008

    More Pants

    You can never have enough pants, as this exuberant celebration of lots and lots more pants proves! Giles Andreae's brill... More

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    1st April 2017

    Winnie-the-Pooh: The Great Heffalump Hunt

    When Winnie-the-Pooh sets out to catch a Heffalump he finds himself in a sticky situation. Luckily his loyal friend, Pig... More

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    29th May 2017

    I Love My Grandad Board Book

    A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life. This delightful picture book captu... More

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    1st May 2000

    Love Is A Handful Of Honey

    Love is that warm cosy feeling you get when you cuddle your Mum, and love is that feeling of laughing out loud when some... More

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    4th October 2007

    Keep Love In Your Heart, Little One

    "I love you, my Small," Big continued, "But there's so much to do in the day That it's hard to sit down and to make enou... More

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    10th July 2018

    I Love My Teacher

    A colourful, fun-filled picture book all about school! Perfect for reassuring little ones before they start school ... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Little Penguin

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. The Little Penguin ... More

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    1st November 2014

    I Love My Puppy

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    1st May 2012

    Me, the Queen and Christopher

    A funny and touching short story about one little girl's adventures with the Queen - with full colour illustrations ... More

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    19th October 2006

    Princess Pearl

    Princess Pearl lives with her mother and father, The King and Queen of the Ocean, in a magnificent palace beneath the se... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Billy Bonkers: It's a Crazy Christmas

    Meet Billy... He's Bonkers! The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Giraffes Can't Dance Number Rumba Tabbed Board Book

    An irresistible counting book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling story Giraffes Can't... More

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    4th June 2009

    Nat Fantastic

    Nat Fantastic is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him int... More

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    8th July 2014

    Giraffes Can't Dance Animal Annual

    Meet Gerald the Giraffe and friends in this fun-packed annual, featuring characters from internationally bestselling pic... More

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    16th October 2014

    The Lion Who Wanted To Love: Board Book

    Now lions are usually fierce, and lions are meant to be strong, But Leo just wanted to love everybody and play ... More

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    3rd May 2012

    Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants!

    There's something Billy Bonkers doesn't want you to know. Come closer...I'll whisper it: he has to wear his sister's... More

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    1st October 2009

    Rumble in the Jungle

    Come and meet the jungle animals in this colourful rhyming board book - from the author of international bestseller Gira... More

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    1st August 2007

    I Love You, Sleepyhead

    Look, little child, as the night is unfurled, Animals going to bed round the world. As the sun slowly fades and the soft... More

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    1st October 2015

    I Love You, Father Christmas Padded Board Book

    All the excitement of Christmas is captured in this festive board book story - complete with a padded, foiled cover.... More

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    5th February 2009

    Billy Bonkers: More Madness!

    Billy's back, and he's more bonkers than ever! Turbo-charged trousers at sports day ... a monster waterskiing marathon... More

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    5th March 2015

    I Love My Granny Board Book

    A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life. This delightful picture book capt... More

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    15th January 2013

    Giraffes Can`t Dance Colouring and Puzzle Fun WBD 2013 50 COPY PACK

    A special Giraffes Can't Dance activity book, based on the bestselling picture book and created just for World Book Day.... More

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    6th September 2012

    Billy Bonkers: It Wasn't Me!

    There's a Secret Prankster wreaking havoc all around town. No one knows for sure whodunnit, but all fingers are pointi... More

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    5th March 2009

    Giraffes Can't Dance Activity Book

    Meet Gerald the Giraffe and friends in this fun-packed activity book, featuring characters from internationally bests... More

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    3rd February 2011

    I Love My Mummy

    A sweet, rhyming picture book about the special relationship between mother and child. With a gentle, rhyming... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Giraffes Can't Dance Touch-and-Feel Board Book

    An irresistible touch-and-feel board book, featuring favourite animals from the internationally bestselling picture bo... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Lovely Whales

    There was once a time when whales were rather small. But, long ago, there were two whales who CHANGED their kind for goo... More

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    13th October 2003

    Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants book and CD

    Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul - with readalong CD! When King Colin's golden u... More

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    3rd April 2014

    Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

    Put your trainers on, Billy Bonkers is back with more amazing adventures! This time he's landing a plane and flyin... More

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    7th May 2015

    I Love My Daddy Padded Board Book

    A sweet, rhyming board book about the special relationship between father and child. With a gentle, rhyming... More

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    3rd June 2004

    Luke Lancelot and the Golden Shield

    When Luke's brother Arthur is given an ancient and magnificent sword for his birthday, Luke is crushed. He is the one wh... More

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    30th August 2010

    Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay!

    Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay! Captain Flinn is Puff... More

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    8th September 2016

    I Love My Birthday

    From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy comes a pictur... More

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    29th March 2016

    Drathaisean

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    22nd September 2016

    Mad About Dinosaurs!

    A riot of dinosaurs, fierce and fun, jump from the pages of this fabulous pop-up edition of a bestselling picture book ... More

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    23rd March 2011

    Rumble in the Jungle

    Take a trip through the jungle and meet all your favourite animals in this exciting new app with animations, sound effec... More

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    21st February 2013

    Billy Bonkers

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    19th April 2007

    Giraffes Can't Dance Big Book

    Gerald is not a good dancer. Every year, he dreads the great Jungle Dance. But what Gerald discovers one beautiful moonl... More

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    7th September 2017

    I Love My Dinosaur

    There are many different types of families. But none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur! It's not ... More

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    1st January 2009

    More Pants

    Now readers can sing along with this hilarious book and CD read by Lenny Henry. You can never have enough pants, as this... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

    A colourful rhyming picture book all about trucks and diggers, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can... More

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    13th July 2017

    The Lion Who Wanted To Love: Board Book

    From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this rhyming board book story about a brave lit... More

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    8th March 2012

    I Love

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    13th July 2017

    Rumble in the Jungle

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

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    7th May 2009

    Giraffes Can't Dance: Magnet Book

    Stamp your feet and swing your arms - it's time for the Jungle Dance! This marvellous magnet book will have all children... More

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    25th September 2003

    The Magic Donkey Ride

    Lovely rhyming text by best-selling author Giles Andreae with soft and beautiful illustrations by Vanessa Cabban. Treacl... More

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    4th March 2010

    I Love My Mummy

    'I love my mummy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch' A wonderfully simple & life-affirming text from Giles ... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Pink Cricket

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. The Pink Cricket T... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: Planet of the Bears

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. Planet of the Bears ... More

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    1st January 2004

    My Grandson is a Genius

    Of course your grandchild is a genius. There is no doubt about that. He can play football better than anyone else on the... More

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    19th February 2005

    Dinosaurs Galore!

    Join this swampland adventure and meet silly Diplodocus, larger-than-life Giganotosaurus, and the infamous Tyrannosaurus... More

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    24th July 2008

    Dinosaurs Galore!

    A riot of dinosaurs, fierce and fun, jump from the pages of this fabulous pop-up edition of a bestselling picture book f... More

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    1st February 2007

    Rumble in the Jungle: Pop-up Book

    A riotous collection of jungle animals - including a lion, elephant and crocodile - pop up from the pages of this fabulo... More

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    1st April 2007

    The Commotion in the Ocean: Pop-Up Book

    A colourful cast of sea creatures - including an octopus, penguins and a shark - leap from the pages of this fabulous po... More

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    19th January 2006

    Pants: Book and CD

    Small children (and lots of adults!) love pants. They love talking about pants. They giggle whenever pants are mentioned... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: Cow Party

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. Cow Party A party ... More

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    14th October 1999

    The Story Of Millennia The Angel

    In this book a top author and illustrator have joined forces to create a stunning memento of the Millennium, the story o... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Ministry of Niceness

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. The Ministry of Nic... More

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    3rd October 2011

    World of Happy: My Little World of Happy

    From the creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton, Giles Andreae, comes a charming and heart-warming collection of mi... More

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    19th April 2007

    The Chimpanzees of Happy Town

    Life is no fun for the chimps in Drabsville - the mayor demands that all their houses look the same and that no one shou... More

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    2nd April 2018

    Noodle Head

    A hilarious read-aloud treat with a central message about being nice to your friends! SILLY SAUSAGE! SMELLY PANTS!! NOO... More

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    30th June 2010

    ABANDONED - I LOVE MY MUMMY MIDI GIFT EDITION

    "I love my mummy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch" A wonderfully simple and life-affirming text from the... More

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    28th January 2013

    Commotion In The Ocean

    Dive into the ocean for a noisy rhyming animal romp your little ones will love! Peek beneath the waves to meet lots of f... More

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    1st April 2011

    World of Happy: Tortoise Football

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. Tortoise Football ... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Elephant and the Spider

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. The Elephant and th... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Dog Machine

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. The Dog Machine Th... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: Two Monkeys

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. Two Monkeys There ... More

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    4th April 2011

    World of Happy: The Dance of Wallowy Bigness

    A charming and heart-warming story from Giles Andreae, creator of Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton. The Dance of Wallow... More

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    12th December 2018

    Untitled Emma Dodd

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    12th March 2018

    I Love My Mummy

    A sweet, rhyming board book about the special relationship between mother and child. With a gentle, rhyming s... More

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    4th October 2018

    Giraffes Can't Dance: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

    A beautiful 20th Anniversary Gift Edition of this much-loved classic picture book about being yourself and finding y... More

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    2nd May 2019

    Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition

    Celebrate the 20th anniversary of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance , with this special new e... More

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    13th June 2019

    I Love My Teacher

    A colourful, fun-filled picture book all about school! Put your coat on the hook, play with friends and join ... More

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    3rd January 2019

    Pants

    This book will have you singing, dancing and waving your knickers in the air! PANTS is a picture book with a brill... More

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    18th April 2019

    Animal Pants: from the bestselling Pants series

    *A brand new laugh-out-loud book in the bestselling PANTS series* Baa pants, moo pants, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO pant... More

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