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Vanessa Cabban

  • 5 stars across 37 books
    Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.
    1st 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

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    1st September 2005

    Dear Father Christmas

    Sequel to the hugely popular "Dear Tooth Fairy", this is a Christmas gift book full of magical treats! It is December an... More

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    1st March 2015

    Emily Peppermint's Toy School

    Master picture book creators Jeanne Willis and Vanessa Cabban collaborate for the first time in this funny, big-hearted ... More

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    1st October 2009

    Down In The Woods At Sleepytime

    Down in the woods, Mama Bear says, "It's sleepytime." But her cubs still want to play. Mama Hedgehog, Mama Rabbit and Ma... More

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    1st January 2014

    Dear Tooth Fairy

    A book with fold-out letters and real gifts from the Tooth Fairy! When Holly's tooth falls out, she doesn't want to giv... More

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    1st June 2017

    A Secret Worth Sharing

    Mole discovers that friendship is worth sharing in this fifth title in the best-selling Mole series. One hot summer's d... 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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    1st October 2011

    Secret Worth Sharing, A

    Mole discovers that friendship is worth sharing in this fifth title in the best-selling "Mole" series. One hot summer's ... More

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    4th April 2005

    No Place Like Home

    Mole thinks his burrow is small and dark and dull. So he sets off to find somewhere big and bright and beautiful instead... More

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    1st September 2002

    Bringing Down the Moon

    Hot-diggerty! Whatever's that?" exclaims Mole as he burrows out of the ground one night and catches sight of the moon. H... More

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    1st May 2015

    Dear Mermaid

    Join Holly as she learns about a magical undersea world in this picture book containing a real gift. When Holly finds a... More

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    1st July 2013

    The Nutty Nut Chase

    The animals are having a race! And the winner gets to eat a delicious, brown nut. But the race does not go as planned.... More

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    1st July 2013

    Where There's A Bear, There's Trouble!

    Where there's a bee, there's honey. So when Bear spies a bee, he chases after it. But, where there's a bear, there's t... More

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    1st August 2009

    Best Gift Of All

    This is a charming animal story about the wonderful gift of friendship. It's autumn, and the weather is so awful that Mo... More

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    1st March 2011

    Pig's Knickers, The

    What does it take to transform a gloomy pig into a break-dancing, tango-tastic super pig? A pair of polka-dot knickers! ... More

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    7th June 2012

    Diary of a Tooth Fairy

    Join Pip on her mission to become a Tooth Fairy!Pip has always wanted to be a tooth fairy and now she's going to trainin... More

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    1st August 2010

    Pig's Knickers

    What does it take to transform a gloomy pig into a break-dancing, tango-tastic super pig? A pair of polka-dot knickers! ... More

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    29th August 2003

    Where There's a Bear, There's Trouble!

    One brown bear saw one yellow bee. And one yellow bee saw one brown bear. One brown bear thought I'll follow this bee be... More

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    1st September 2012

    A Secret Worth Sharing

    One hot summer's day, when Mole is out exploring, he discovers a newcomer to the forest - a newcomer called Mouse! The t... More

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    5th May 2016

    A Spot of Bother

    Will our hero ever be a perfectly pristine pig again? Pig is very proud of his neat appearance, so he's horrified to di... More

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    2nd February 2017

    Bringing Down the Moon

    Meet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon. "Hot-diggerty! Whatever's that?... More

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    2nd February 2017

    No Place Like Home

    The charming mole returns with his friends for some spring-themed fun in the sequel to Bringing Down the Moon. Mole thi... More

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    1st June 2017

    The Best Gift of All

    A charming animal story about the wonderful gift of friendship. It's autumn, and the weather is so awful that Mole hasn... More

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    2nd November 2017

    Diamond in the Snow

    A warm-hearted wintertime tale and another outing for the lovable Mole and his friends. COLD-diggerty! Mole thinks the ... More

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    1st November 2004

    Cassie And The Kiss Soldier

    Cassie doesn't want to go to bed she can hear a "thing" breathing underneath it! So Grandpa gives her a kiss soldier to ... 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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    1st August 1999

    Bertie And Small And The Brave Sea Journ

    To an imaginative toddler like Bertie a cardboard box spells adventure. So, dressed in his rabbit suit, clutching his to... More

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    4th June 2001

    Down In The Woods At Sleepytime

    An adorable bedtime picture book for wide-awake little ones! Deep down in the woods, Mama bear says, "It's sleepytime." ... More

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    1st January 2006

    Bringing Down The Moon Pbk With Dvd

    A classic and compact picture book specifically designed to encourage reading time! When Mole catches sight of the moon,... More

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    1st September 2009

    Dear Father Christmas, Get Well Soon

    This is a magical pop-up book with special gifts and letters and a heart-warming Christmas story. Father Christmas has b... More

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    1st October 2007

    Dear Father Christmas Mini Edition

    After Holly meets Father Christmas in the big store, she decides to write him a letter. "Dear Father Christmas - is it s... More

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    4th June 2007

    Bringing Down The Moon Pbk With Dvd

    Mole thinks the moon is the most beautiful thing he's ever seen, so he sets about retrieving it - but bringing down the ... More

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    1st October 2005

    Dear Tooth Fairy

    A pink, glittery dream of a book, filled with real fairy gifts and letters. Holly's tooth falls out, but she doesn't wan... More

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    2nd August 2004

    Goose on the Loose

    Gooseberry is practising his flying. 'Look at me!' he calls. But his friends are too busy to watch for long: they're all... More

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    4th May 2006

    Best Daddy in all The World

    Little Rabbit Short-Ears has wandered too far from home. Where is his cosy burrow? And where is Daddy? "Tell us what you... More

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    1st March 2007

    When Wishing Comes True

    Once there were two good friends, Tom and Tansy, who wondered if wishing comes true. So, they wished very hard and guess... More

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