Giles Andreae

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Giles Andreae


Agent: Emily Talbot
Associate Agent: Molly Jamieson


Giles is one of the UK’s most popular picture book authors, with many bestselling and award-winning titles to his name. These include GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE, RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLECOMMOTION IN THE OCEAN and PANTS.  Recent work includes WINNIE-THE-POOH: THE GREAT HEFFALUMP HUNT, commissioned to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the publication of the first Winnie-the-Pooh book, as well as the ever popular I LOVE… series, illustrated by Emma Dodd. Giles’s children’s books have sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

Giles’s first animated television series, World of Happy, was commissioned by CBBC for broadcast in 2010. Captain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs (a 52 part animated series) was broadcast in 2016.

Giles is also the creator of the stickman bard, Purple Ronnie, and of the philosopher/artist, Edward Monkton. With over 150 million greetings cards and 3 million books sold between them, these iconic characters have made Giles the country’s top selling living poet.

Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children’s clothes designer, and their 4 children beside the river in Oxfordshire


Latest Publications:

ELEPHANT ME (Orchard, 3rd September 2020)

The empowering story of little elephant Num-Num, who discovers the importance of simply being YOU! From the creators of international bestseller and much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance.

Now in a sturdy board book format - perfect for the even the littlest hands.

It's time for the Elephant Games! One by one, the young elephants compete to impress King Elephant Mighty and earn their Elephant Name.

Nina is the strongest, so she becomes Elephant Strong.
Norcus is the loudest, so he becomes Elephant Noisy.

Little Elephant Num-Num thinks he will never discover his own special talent - until he learns that the very best thing you can be is YOU!

MONSTER CHRISTMAS (Orchard, 1st October 2020)

An endearing rhyming story full of laughs, this wholesome tale is set to become a Christmas classic.

Father Christmas is old, tired and has creaky knees. He needs a break - and who better to replace him than little monster, who can't wait to stretch his wings, see the world and do some good? There's just one problem ... everyone's scared of him!

Can Monster Christmas persuade the world to see past his appearance to the kindness within?


THE LION WHO WANTED TO LOVE - Federation of Children's Book Groups Best Picture Book Award 1998.

PANTS- Red House Best Picture Book Winner 2003; Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2002; Stockport Schools Book Award Shortlist 2003.

GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE - Richard & Judy Best Picture Book Finalist 2007; Blue Peter Best Picture Book Finalist 2002; Sheffield Children's Book of the Year - Commended.

COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN - shortlisted for the Nottinghamshire Children's Book Award

I LOVE MY MUMMY - Booktrust Early Years Award 2010 for Best Book for Babies

ELEPHANT ME - Winner of the Portsmouth Year 1 Picture Book Award 2021