Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include 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 one of the country's bestselling living poets. Giles lives in Oxfordshire. Emma Dodd was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration.
The gentle text perfectly captures the love that exists between parent and child, while the warm illustrations reflect the tender nature of the story. This is one my children come back to time and time again and it never loses its special appeal * Made For Mums * Simple but touching * Daily Mail * Another adorable book...five stars * Little Fiction Fascination * A gentle rhyming text that's perfect to read aloud * Bookseller * Amusing and heart warming...charming and vibrant artwork * Primary Times * A touching and uplifting book. Full of fun rhyming text and joyful, bold illustrations. * Nursery World * Flows easily with a rhyming couplet on ech page, and bright, bold illustrations bringing the story to life. It will be asked for again and again. * Carousel * Ebullient...the remarkable emotional intensity of Emma Dodd's bold illustrations. Giles Andreae's rhyming text provides a pleasingly bouncy accompaniment. * The Guardian *