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Publication Order of Purple Ronnie Books

Purple Ronnie's Little Book of Football (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Guide to Men (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Guide To Girls (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Book for a Lovely Mum (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Book for a Perfect Lover (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Book for a Smashing Dad (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Book For A Lovely Grandma (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Reasons Why You're a Super Dad (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's Little Book for the World's Best Friend (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's I Heart Mum (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purple Ronnie's I Heart Dad (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Luke Lancelot Books

Luke Lancelot and the Golden Shield (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luke Lancelot And The Treasure Of The Kings (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Books

Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs Activity Book (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs the Magic Cutlass (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pants Books

Pants (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twinkle Pants (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Pants (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Pants (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Pants (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Party Pants (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Billy Bonkers Books

Billy Bonkers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Bonkers 2: More Madness (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Bonkers 4: It Wasn't Me! (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Bonkers: and the Wacky World Cup! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Bonkers: It's a Crazy Christmas (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World Of Happy Books

Tortoise Football (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lovely Whales (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ministry of Niceness (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Monkeys (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dance of Wallowy Bigness (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knitting Gorilla (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pink Cricket (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Machine (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Elephant and the Spider (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cow Party (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet Of The Bears (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Penguin (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World of Happy Pocket Library (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nat Fantastic Books

Nat Fantastic (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sir Scallywag Books

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Patsy Pig's Farmyard Friends (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candy Cow's Barnyard Buddies (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Larry Lion's Rumbly Rhymes (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olive Octopus's Deep Sea Ditties (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sidney Shark's Seaside Shanties (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christopher Crocodile's Jungly Jingles (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pop-Up Rumble in the Jungle (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Welcome To The World (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Grandson Is A Genius (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leo, the Lovable Lion (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Is Having You (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Pearl (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farmyard Hullabaloo (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keep Love in Your Heart, Little One (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Donkey Ride (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pop-Up Dinosaurs Galore! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giraffes can't dance Activity Book (With: Guy Parker-Rees) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chimpanzees Of Happytown (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commotion in the Ocean (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morris the Mankiest Monster (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad about Minibeasts! (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumble in the Jungle (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love My Mummy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love You, Little Monster (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bustle in the Bushes (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
ABC Animal Jamboree (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's a House Inside My Mummy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love You (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love My Daddy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad About Mega Beasts! (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion Who Wanted To Love (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be Brave, Little Penguin (By: Guy Parker-Rees) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love My Grandad (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I love my dinosaur (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love My Grandma (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love My Teacher (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love My Puppy (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love from Giraffes Can't Dance (By: Guy Parker-Rees) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free to Be Elephant Me (By: Guy Parker-Rees) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Giles Andreae is a British greeting card writer, poet, artist best known as the creator of the “Edward Monkton” and “Purple Ronnie” series. As a teenager, Giles went to the prestigious Eton College where he was friends with later British Prime Minister David Cameron. From Eton, he went to Oxford where he had a lot of difficulty in his studies after developing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, just before he could take his exams. He would still get a second class honors degree and go on to become one of the most successful children’s book authors today.

Giles had always loved reading stories and by the time he was in primary school he had started writing stories. By the time he left Oxford where he studied English, he had published his first ever novel titled “Rumble in the Jungle” that instantly made headlines becoming a critically acclaimed book and attaining commercial success pretty fast. Since then Andreae has gone on to publish several more bestsellers such as “I Love Mummy” that won the Booktrust Early Years Award and Red House Book Award Winner “The Lion Who Wanted Love”. Over the years< his novels have sold more than three million copies all across the globe. He currently lives in South Oxfordshire with his wife Victoria and their four children Jackson, Nat, Freya, and Flinn.

Giles Andreae typically combines a playful style that can be inquisitive, amusing, philosophical, and even humorous in his writing of his characters. He loves the work of cartoonists David Shrigley and Michael Leunig, who share with him a preference for a naïve style of writing. His Edward Monkton series of novels typically address themes of friendship, love, happiness, and death, which he believes are some of the most important things in the world.

“Purple Ronnie” deals with less serious themes as the character himself is cheeky, naughty, and sometimes sentimental boy, which makes for a curious combination that has made him a children’s favorite. “Purple Ronnie” is actually Giles first venture into the writing of children’s fiction. He first came together with a friend to print the character on greeting cards and much to their surprise the sales took off. It was an innovative way of looking at greeting cards being iconoclastic and new. Unfortunately, no serious publisher wanted to publish alternative comedy on cards and hence the two friends had to resort to local marketing where they had shops sell them for ten pence a card. He credits the publishing of “Purple Ronnie” by a nondescript publisher as the platform that made it possible for him to launch his career. What made it even easier to handle the rejections was that they had nothing to lose and the venture was not their day job. During this time he was employed as an illustrator at an advertising agency and never thought he would become a full time illustrator. It was only when the royalties earner him more than his illustrator salary that he thought maybe a career as a comic writer and illustrator could be viable. He has never looked back since.

Giles Andreae is best known for the creation of “Edward Monkton” poetry and “Purple Ronnie” cartoon characters. Purple Ronnie is a T-shirt, greeting card and merchandise cartoon character. He is a simple stick-man character with a huge oval body and smiley face who is a comic poet that writes captions in the form of rhymes that may sometimes incorporate mildly taboo language. Purple Ronnie made his first appearance in greeting cards made in 1987 before he became huge in an advertising campaign by Vimto the soft drink company. Giles also created the “Edward Monkton” series under which he has several cartoons that include “Zen Dog”, the “Penguin of Death,” “The Pig of Happiness” that appeared in a range of merchandise and greeting cards.

“Giraffes Can’t Dance” is one of Giles Andreae’s most popular classics that has sold more than a million copies. The lead is Gerald the Giraffe who is an expert at munching shoots off of trees and standing still. However, Gerald what Gerald craved the most was to be a good dancer as nearly everyone in his patch of jungle was good at some form of dancing or the other. In the annual dances, the chimpanzees were great at the cha cha cha, the rhinos excelled at rock and roll, and the warthogs waltzed. Gerald always froze on the dance floor leaving his friends snickering and whistling at his lack of dance skills. He now finds himself lonely and sad lying down and gazing at the big yellow moon listening to the words of friendly and wise cricket. The cricket tells him that dancing may have something to do with song and that maybe he had yet to find his song. What started out as a sad and lonely night at the annual jungle dance now becomes one of a great performance by the giraffe that leaves his friends shocked at just how good he is. It is a great colorful book with eloquent rhymes that will entertain and thrill the reader, even as it explored themes of individuality, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

“Rumble in the Jungle” is an excellent children’s book with great rhymes and rhythms that will delight many children with it colorful illustrations. Right off the bat, the novel opens to the jungle animals getting up in the morning. The story comes with beautiful illustrations from David Wojtowycz that makes it easy to differentiate and spot the different animals when reading the story. The novels takes the form of having one animal’s story take up a page that is identified with the name of the animal in large print. This makes for great reading when combined with the rhyming of the words on each page. The rhymes differentiate between the characteristics of the different animals that make it easy for one to get into the shoes of the animals, which makes it great for acting out the silly voices of animals that children the world over will absolutely love doing. The book culminates with the coming of dusk and the descriptions of the animal activities that take place before they go to bed to let the animals of the night take their place.

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