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Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is one of the most successful children’s writers today, and is best known for his picture books like Commotion in the Ocean.

Giles started writing stories when he was a primary school. He studied English at Oxford University and his first book for children,Rumble in the Jungle, was an instant hit. Giles has gone on to write many bestselling books for children, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award. Giraffes Can’t Dance, published in 1999, has become an international children’s classic, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Giles’s children’s books have, to date, sold more than 3 million copies, making him one of the most successful children’s authors working today.

Giles is the creator of Britain’s favourite stickman, Purple Ronnie, and the hugely successful Edward Monkton poetry range. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife, Victoria, and their four children. His own personal favourite children’s book is Yertle the Turtle by Doctor Seuss.

Books by Giles Andreae

  • Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

    Billy Bonkers and the Wacky World Cup!

  • Billy Bonkers: It Wasn’t Me!

    Billy Bonkers: It Wasn’t Me!

  • Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants!

    Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants!

  • Commotion in the Ocean

    Commotion in the Ocean

  • Giraffes Can't Dance

    Giraffes Can't Dance

  • Giraffes Can't Dance (Board Book)

    Giraffes Can't Dance (Board Book)

  • Mad About Dinosaurs!

    Mad About Dinosaurs!

  • Mad About Minibeasts!

    Mad About Minibeasts!

  • Morris the Mankiest Monster

    Morris the Mankiest Monster

  • Rumble in the Jungle

    Rumble in the Jungle

  • Rumble in the Jungle

    Rumble in the Jungle

  • Sir Scallywag and the Battle for Stinky Bottom

    Sir Scallywag and the Battle for Stinky Bottom

Awards

Giles Andreae’s awards include the Red House Children’s Book Award for The Lion Who Wanted to Love, the Booktrust Early Years Award for I Love My Mummy, the Red House and Stockport Schools Award for Pants and the 2010 Sheffield Children’s Book Award for Morris the Mankiest Monster.