Giles Andreae (Author) Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Elephant Me, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four children by the river in Oxfordshire.Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) Guy Parker-Rees' exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include picture book classic Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide bestseller; Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and most recently, Elephant Me. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.
A wonderful, light-hearted story.
*Bournemouth Daily Echo*
A hit with young children since it was first published 10 years ago
A can-do story with lively pictures and an immensely pleasing text.
*Times Educational Supplement*
Brilliant use of colour, a continual sense of movement and high good humour all help to make this picture book richly enjoyable.
A gloriously colourful and lively book with a strong message.
Superb...a wonderfully funny book.
Extraordinary and exuberant...a terrific tale and a positive message about celebrating difference.
This rhyming poem is excellent.
Managed to capture the hearts of countless children. A modern classic.
*Baby & Me*
A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp
*The Daily Telegraph*
A lovely rhyming picture book about understanding differences
*Lytham St Annes Express*
This is a lovely story that incorporates several dance forms including waltz, tango, Scottish reel amd rock n roll. I have also used the story to introduce infant classes to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had them playing along with it
Giraffes Can't Dance ... has been a bestseller for more than 15 years - and for good reason ... There's a very powerful message in there about daring to be different, and accepting others too
*Irish Daily Mail*
This rhyming story will delight young children and get them popping along with the rhythm