Giles Andreae

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Giles Andreae


Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: 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:

BE BRAVE LITTLE PENGUIN (5th October 2017, Hachette Children's Books)

A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!

This touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.

NOODLE HEAD (5th April 2018, Puffin)


Two cheeky little friends argue over a sweetie - and things get a little out of hand in a flurry of silly name-calling that will have children in hysterics. Will Flippy and Floppy stop being mean to each other and learn to share?

A read-aloud treat to return to again and again while absorbing the gentle message about how far a little kindness can go.

MAD ABOUT TRUCKS AND DIGGERS (9th August 2018, Hachette Children's Books)

Is your little one mad about trucks and diggers? Then they'll love this bright, bold book, packed with all sorts of vehicles - including dumper trucks, diggers, cranes, fire engines, transporters and more.

Read about all the amazing things they do, then decide which one you would choose to drive!

I Love My Teacher (27th June 2019, Orchard Books)

Put your coat on the hook, play with friends and join in all the day's activities. Start with show and tell, reading and writing, then playtime, making things and singing. Teacher makes sure every school day is the best!

This sweet and simple story follows a typical school day, from morning hello's to hometime. Perfect for sharing with your little one so they know just what to expect when they start school. Or as an end of term gift for a special teacher.

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