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Guy Parker-Rees

Author, Illustrator

About Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the international best-selling illustrator of GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE, written by Giles Andreae (Orchard), which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Guy has collaborated with Giles Andreae on several other titles, including THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN, BE BRAVE LITTLE PENGUIN, ELEPHANT ME and EVERY LITTLE HIPPO CAN (Orchard). He has collaborated with many other authors, including a range of successful picture books with Tony Mitton for Orchard Books such as BUMPUS JUMPUS DINOSAURUMPUS, DOWN BY THE COOL OF THE POOL and TWIST AND HOP, MINIBEAST BOP! (Orchard). He has also collaborated with Gareth Edwards on NEVER ASK A DINOSAUR TO DINNER and FABULOUS PIE (Scholastic). A number of his titles are sold in the US through Scholastic Inc. Guy has also illustrated the Farms for City Children fiction series, written by Michael Morpurgo, including JEMIMA THE PIG AND THE 127 ACORNS, BARNEY THE HORSE and KATERINA THE CAT.

Guy has also authored and illustrated his own work including the TOM AND MILLIE books (Hachette) and the vibrant DYLAN THE DOG series (Alison Green Books), which has been adapted for TV as DYLAN’S PLAYTIME ADVENTURES (9 Story & Brown Bag Films in partnership. with Warner Bros. Discovery and CBC Kids) and is set to premiere on CBeebies, CBC Kids and Cartoonito in the near future.

Guy has won many awards including the FCBG Book Award as well as the Sheffield Book Award, the Portsmouth Book Award and Blue Peter Book Award finalist – all twice.