Giles Andreae is the creator of the stickman bard, Purple Ronnie, and of the philosopher / artist, Edward Monkton. With over 100 million greetings cards and 3 million books sold between them, these iconic characters have made Giles the country’s top selling living poet.
cture book authors, with many bestselling and award-winning titles to his name. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, Pants and Giraffes Can’t Dance. Recent work includes the Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs series of books and Morris the Mankiest Monster. His children’s titles have sold in excess of 3 million copies worldwide.
Giles’s first animated television series, World of Happy by Giles Andreae, has been commissioned by CBBC for broadcast in March 2010.
Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children’s clothes designer, and their 4 young children beside the river in Oxfordshire.