Author(s): Giles Andreae; Emma Dodd (Illustrator)
A sweet, rhyming picture book about the special relationship between father and child. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is a book to be loved, shared and treasured. The perfect gift for every family, whether for new Fathers, on Father's Day, or at any time of the year. From the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance. "Simple but touching" Daily Mail A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller!
Ebullient...the remarkable emotional intensity of Emma Dodd's bold illustrations. Giles Andreae's rhyming text provides a pleasingly bouncy accompaniment. The Guardian 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 A touching and uplifting book. Full of fun rhyming text and joyful, bold illustrations. Nursery World Amusing and heart warming...charming and vibrant artwork Primary Times A gentle rhyming text that's perfect to read aloud Bookseller Another adorable book...five stars Little Fiction Fascination Simple but touching Daily Mail
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, 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 the country's top selling living poet and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire. Emma 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 500,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Bookstart 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 family like to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.