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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 year... More

    (86 reviews)
    2nd October 2003


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

    (24 reviews)
    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 one... More

    (14 reviews)
    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'... More

    (14 reviews)
    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... More

    (13 reviews)
    14th October 2021

    Monster Christmas

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

    (12 reviews)
    4th August 2022

    Brave Dave

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

    (12 reviews)
    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 br... More

    (11 reviews)
    14th May 2020

    Elephant Me

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

    (11 reviews)
    5th January 2012

    There's A House Inside My Mummy Board Book

    A funny and tender board book story about waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive. There's a house insi... More

    (10 reviews)
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