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Guy Parker-Rees

Author, Illustrator

Guy Parker-Rees is the international best-selling illustrator of Giraffes Can’t Dance, written by Giles Andreae (Orchard), which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

Guy has collaboration with Giles Andreae on several other titles, including The Chimpanzees of HappyTown and Be Brave Little Penguin. Their latest book was published in 2020 as Elephant Me in the UK and Free to Be Elephant Me in the US.

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.

Guy has collaborated with many authors, including a range of successful picture books with Tony Mitton for Orchard Books such as Bumpus Jumpus Dinosuarumpus, Down by the Cool of the Pool and Twist and Hop, Minibeast Bop. 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 authored and illustrated the vibrant Dylan the Dog series for Alison Green Books and the Tom and Millie books for Hachette.

Guy’s latest publications include Jemima the Pig and the 127 Acorns (Harper Collins) and Barney the Horse with Michael Morpurgo. The charming stories for young readers celebrates the countryside and the way its landscape and animals can leave an impression on a child’s heart forever.

Guy’s latest picture book, Brave Dave will be published in May 2022 and is a life-affirming new story about a little bear who learns what it really means to find your inner brave and have the confidence to be yourself.

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