Andy Riley - Author

About the Author

Andy Riley is a scriptwriter for television and film. His credits include Trigger Happy TV, Smack the Pony, Black Books, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winning Robbie the Reindeer, and the new Disney animated film Gnomeo and Juliet—with a score by Tim Rice and Elton John. He draws a weekly comic strip called “Roasted” for The Observer magazine.

Featured books by Andy Riley

Beer Makes Daddy Strong

Beer Makes Daddy Strong

Author: Andy Riley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2011

It's the gift that keeps on giving - just like Dad. Every day should be Father's Day.

Other books by Andy Riley

King Flashypants and the Snowball of Doom Book 5

King Flashypants and the Snowball of Doom Book 5

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART It's gobstonkingly funny! ULI, aged 7 Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. It's pretty nippy in Edwinland and Nurbisonia. In fact, it's the coldest winter in a hundred years! After evil Emperor Nurbison steals all his peasants' firewood and woolly hats just because he can, they go to live with nine-year-old King Edwin in Edwinland instead. The furious emperor talks the scary Ice Folk to join him in his latest dastardly plan to make life difficult for Edwin and his new peasants, but Edwin is determined not to let Nurbison get away with it. He is a noble king, after all! But Edwin has an extra problem to deal with - a voice of doubt in his head called Wendy Worry, who keeps telling him he's not up to the job of being king. How can he beat Emperor Nurbison AND Wendy Worry at the same time?

King Flashypants and the Boo-Hoo Witches Book 4

King Flashypants and the Boo-Hoo Witches Book 4

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Kids everywhere will love this brilliant book! MATT LUCAS Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. King Edwin Flashypants is back for his fourth hilarious adventure! Minister Jill has a secret. And it's something to do with the weird meadow in Edwinland. King Edwin always thought Minister Jill was a bit boring, like most grown-ups, but when she is kidnapped, he realises that her past might actually be very exciting indeed ...

Puppy versus Kitten Two Pets. One House. No Clue.

Puppy versus Kitten Two Pets. One House. No Clue.

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2017

PUPPY V KITTEN is the illustrated story of two adorable little creatures, plonked into the world knowing absolutely nothing. As expected the kitten tries to use its intelligence to figure it out the situation. The puppy, a much stupider creature, discovers its world by charging around doing what comes naturally too.Living together under one roof they clash a lot, as the kitten outsmarts the puppy and they encounter one another and humans for the first time.

Puppy Versus Kitten

Puppy Versus Kitten

Author: Andy Riley Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

TWO PETS. ONE HOUSE. NO CLUE. 'I'm a long term fan of what Andy Riley does with a pen and paper, and this is another sheer delight for the eyeballs. I ROFL'ed, then LOL'ed as the kids no longer say' AISLING BEA * * * * * * FROM the Emmy-winning creator of the immensely successful (and darkly humorous) Bunny Suicides series, comes a brand new cartoon creation, featuring a bright-eyed puppy and a philosophical kitten navigating the ins and outs of life together. Puppy Versus Kitten is the illustrated story of two adorable little creatures that have been plonked into the world knowing absolutely nothing about it. As expected, Kitten tries to use its intelligence to figure out situations, while Puppy, a much stupider creature, discovers its world by charging around and doing what comes to it naturally. Living together under one roof, they clash as they encounter one another for the first time. Kitty outsmarts Puppy over and over again, but then, they meet the humans ...

King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror Book 3

King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror Book 3

Author: Andy Riley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/09/2017

Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS FOO HOO HOO! King Flashypants is back for his third rib-tickling adventure. Something weird is happening in Edwinland - Emperor Nurbison isn't evil any more! He's doing stuff like smiling and making toys of himself for the peasants. Is he up to something? Probably. But what can it be? (P) 2017 Hodder Children's Books

King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror Book 3

King Flashypants and the Toys of Terror Book 3

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. FOO HOO HOO! King Flashypants is back for his third rib-tickling adventure. Something weird is happening in Edwinland - Emperor Nurbison isn't evil any more! He's doing stuff like smiling and making toys of himself for the peasants. Is he up to something? Probably. But what can it be?

King Flashypants and the Creature From Crong Book 2

King Flashypants and the Creature From Crong Book 2

Author: Andy Riley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/02/2017

Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS When rumours of a huge and terrifying monster called the Voolith reach Edwinland, King Edwin Flashypants decides that, to be a proper king, he needs to go and fight it. Meanwhile, Emperor Nurbison has had a similar idea, but he has a much sneakier plan for what he can do with the Voolith. And it involves squishing Edwinland. Hold tight for another thrilling Flashypants adventure, with jousting, vegetables, fire-breathing toads and plenty of FOO-HOO-HOOing.

King Flashypants and the Creature From Crong Book 2

King Flashypants and the Creature From Crong Book 2

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. When rumours of a huge and terrifying monster called the Voolith reach Edwinland, King Edwin Flashypants decides that, to be a proper king, he needs to go and fight it. Meanwhile, Emperor Nurbison has had a similar idea, but he has a much sneakier plan for what he can do with the Voolith. And it involves squishing Edwinland. Hold tight for another thrilling Flashypants adventure, with jousting, vegetables, fire-breathing toads and plenty of FOO-HOO-HOOing.

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor Book 1

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor Book 1

Author: Andy Riley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/07/2016

Edwin isn't an ordinary boy. He is a king, with a throne, and his own suit of armour and a castle with secret passages and everything. Every Friday, King Edwin spends all his money on chocolate for the peasants. But when the money runs out, Edwin finds himself in a fix. Cue the arrival of evil Emperor Nurbison, in his pointy-collared black cloak and accompanied by scary striding music. He has had his eye on Edwin's kingdom for a while and intends to use the peasants' unhappiness to his advantage! When the emperor builds a fake dragon out of a cow, green crepe paper, furry monster novelty slippers and two birthday cake candles, to scare the peasants, Edwin knows it's time to come up with the first sneaky plan he's ever had in his life ...

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor Book 1

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor Book 1

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

The first in a fun new series - 'Brilliantly original and hilarious ...it's nearly as good as one of my books' David Walliams. 'One for fans of Horrid Henry and Tom Gates' The Guardian Edwin isn't an ordinary boy. He is a king, with a throne, and his own suit of armour and a castle with secret passages and everything. Every Friday, King Edwin spends all his money on chocolate for the peasants. But when the money runs out, Edwin finds himself in a fix. Cue the arrival of evil Emperor Nurbison, in his pointy-collared black cloak and accompanied by scary striding music. He has had his eye on Edwin's kingdom for a while and intends to use the peasants' unhappiness to his advantage! When the emperor builds a fake dragon out of a cow, green crepe paper, furry monster novelty slippers and two birthday cake candles, to scare the peasants, Edwin knows it's time to come up with the first sneaky plan he's ever had in his life ...

Obedience Training for Dogs Positive Dog Training

Obedience Training for Dogs Positive Dog Training

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2014

Dawn of the Bunny Suicides

Dawn of the Bunny Suicides

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

From the author of the cult bestsellers THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES and RETURN OF THE BUNNY SUICIDES comes another unmissable collection of rabbit-related self destruction... The bunnies are back - and there's only one thing on their minds. In this new collection, follow the continuing adventures of the fluffy little rabbits who just don't want to live any more...

Beer Makes Daddy Strong

Beer Makes Daddy Strong

Author: Andy Riley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2011

It's the gift that keeps on giving - just like Dad. Every day should be Father's Day.

Wine Makes Mummy Clever

Wine Makes Mummy Clever

Author: Andy Riley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The perfect gift for Mother's Day - 60 brilliant ALL NEW cartoons from Andy Riley celebrating the special one. Affectionate, witty and endearing - just like Mum, and it's the gift that keeps on giving - just like Mum. Every day should be Mother's Day.

Roasted a cartoon strip about stuff ...

Roasted a cartoon strip about stuff ...

Author: Andy Riley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2007

'Their names are Karl, Lottie and Nev, and they work in a coffee shop. That's all you need to know. Actually, you don't even need to know their names that much; you just need to recognise the sort of people they are - the care-worn balding thirty-year-old, keenly aware he's on the final lap of his youth, the girl who frets about everything (but food in particular), and the chirpy big-eyed twat with one of those unfortunate faces that you just want to hit ...' For five years, BUNNY SUICIDES author Andy Riley has delighted Observer Magazine readers with his dark and funny weekly strip - Roasted. Now collected together for the first time, here are the ongoing adventures of three wasters in a coffee shop - making an essential guide to the modern world for fans and newcomers alike.

Loads More Lies to tell Small Kids

Loads More Lies to tell Small Kids

Author: Andy Riley Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2006

'It takes the beaks of seven penguins to make a Penguin biscuit' 'All wind is made by wind farms' 'Wine makes mummy clever' 'Milk feels pain' These are just some of the great lies that Andy Riley had you telling your kids last Christmas, in the Sunday Times bestseller GREAT LIES TO TELL SMALL KIDS. Now here are LOADS MORE LIES, to bamboozle more kids and entertain wicked adults everywhere... A brilliant sequel to the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

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