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Guy Parker-Rees is a British illustrator and author of children's books.


Parker-Rees studied Literature and Philosophy at York University. He currently lives in Brighton with his wife and three children. Before becoming a children's book author and illustrator, Parker-Rees worked as an art teacher for people with learning difficulties and as an art therapist in a social services day center. Parker-Rees's work includes illustrating for other writers, most notably Giles Andreae, as well as creating his own children's books. His name featured on the lists of the top 50 most borrowed illustrators from UK public libraries from July 2015 – June 2016.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance is Parker-Rees's most successful picture book, an international bestseller on and number one bestselling picture book in the United States. As of March 2019, it has sold over four million copies worldwide.

Other books

  • Be Brave Little Penguin
  • Dylan The Doctor
  • Dylan The Shopkeeper
  • Twist and Hop Minibeast Bop
  • Fabulous Pie
  • Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner
  • Tom and Millie's Whizzy Busy People
  • Tom and Millie's Great Big Treasure Hunt
  • Diggory Digger and the Dinosaurs
  • The Jungle Run
  • Ants In Your Pants
  • Jolly Olly Octopus
  • Farmer Joe and the Music Show
  • All Afloat on Noah's Boat
  • The Chimpanzees of Happytown
  • Perky Little Penguins
  • Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus
  • Down By the Cool of the Pool
  • K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo
  • Spookyrumpus
  • Along Came a Bedtime
  • Ducky Dives In
  • Come to Tea on Planet Zum-Zee
  • Quiet!
  • The Hippo-not-amus
  • Big Bad Bunny
  • Little Jim Lost

Awards and honours

Sheffield Book Award 2016
  • Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Spookyrumpus
Portsmouth Book award
  • Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Spookyrumpus
Blue Peter Book Award shortlist 2004
  • Quiet!
FCBG Children's Book Award 2016
  • Fabulous Pie
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