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Guy Parker-Rees

  • 5 stars across 60 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)
    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

    (37 reviews)
    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)
    28th August 2003

    Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

    Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes gather in the latest edition of a much-loved energetic book. Jurassic-fans everywher... More

    (8 reviews)
    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

    (7 reviews)
    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... More

    (6 reviews)
    1st July 2010

    Jolly Olly Octopus

    When Jolly Olly Octopus gets the giggles, it isn't long before the waves of bubbly laughter have spread to all his fri... More

    (6 reviews)
    2nd June 2011

    Ants in Your Pants!

    A brilliantly funny story about not leaving friends out, from the illustrator of much-loved picture book classic, Gi... More

    (4 reviews)
    6th February 2014

    Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner

    Ever thought about sharing your toothbrush with a shark? Or using a tiger as a towel? Well, think again . . . This... More

    (4 reviews)
    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

    (3 reviews)
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