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Guy Parker-Rees

  • 5 stars across 13 books
    Guy Parker Rees Biography
    Guy Parker Rees is the award-winning illustrator of Giraffes Can't Dance, The Chimpanzees of Happy Town and Diggery Digger and the Dinosaurs. His bold, vibrant, colourful style have led him to become one of the bestselling children's illustrators. His books have sold over two million copies worldwide, been translated into 15 languages and won numerous awards.

    Guy was born in Zimbabwe and lived there until he was three when his family moved to England. At school he spent a lot of time doodling and painting before studying for a degree in English and Philosophy at York University. Before illustrating children's books, Guy worked as a mural painter, an arts and crafts teacher and an art therapist.

    Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three children.

    Guy Parker Rees Facts
    One of Guy's earliest memories in Zimbabwe is of a huge Kudu antelope sticking his neck in the car window to try and gobble up his sandwiches.

    Our favourite Guy Parker Rees Book Characters
    Dylan - from the Dylan series
    Gerald - from Giraffes Can't Dance
    Diggory and Morris - from Diggory Digger and the Dinosaurs

    Our favourite Guy Parker Rees Book Quotes
    "Sleepy little penguins in a happy huddle, That's how penguins like to rest, what a cosy cuddle!" (Perky Little Penguins)

    "It's loaded with dollops all gloopy and blue, they quiver and they shiver like rubbery goo, they're humming and they're glowing like magical jelly, and hissing with steam which is purple and smelly." (Come To Tea On Planet Zum-Zee)
    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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    5th January 2017

    Dylan the Shopkeeper

    DYLAN THE SHOPKEEPER is the second picture book in a series featuring an exuberant stripy dog, who just loves to p... More

    (13 reviews)
    4th August 2016

    Dylan the Doctor

    Dylan's on his way - are you ready to play? DYLAN THE DOCTOR is the first picture book in a series featuring ... More

    (10 reviews)
    5th June 2014

    Tom and Millie: Whizzy Busy People

    Tom and Millie want the best job in the world when they grow up. Will they be a nurse like Mummy, a fireman like Daddy... More

    (2 reviews)
    9th April 2013

    Tom and Millie: Tom and Millie's Great Big Treasure Hunt

    Tom and Millie are on a treasure hunt and, as they go from the busy beach to the crowded town to the packed playground... More

    (2 reviews)
    3rd August 2017

    Dylan the Teacher

    Dylan the Teacher is the third picture book in a series featuring an exuberant stripy dog, who just loves to... More

    (2 reviews)
    6th September 2012

    Littlebob and Plum: Party Time with Littlebob and Plum

    It's Littlebob's birthday, so Plum has arranged a party. With games to play, cake to eat and PRESENTS to unwrap - ever... More

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    28th December 2009

    Alien Tea

    If you take your rocket to the outer edge of space, you'll come across a funny little alien place. The alien peoples cal... More

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    2nd October 2008

    The Little Library of Amazing Animals

    Inside this collection you will find: Giraffes Can't Dance, by Giles Andreae Chimpanzees of Happy Town, by Giles A... More

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