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Andy SeedAndy Seed worked for many years as a primary school teacher in the Yorkshire Dales amongst other places before setting up as a freelance writer in 2000.  His output since then has been hugely varied, encompassing books for teachers, children’s poetry, adult and children's non -fiction, children's fiction, radio comedy sketches, comic greetings cards, copy for charities and government agencies involved in education, and web-based learning games.

He splits his work time between writing and travelling around schools running workshops and enthusing children and books and reading. Andy is married with three children and currently lives in the wilds of North Yorkshire where he finds inspiration while battling against the overgrowth of his vast, rambling garden. 

Since joining The Viney Agency Andy's highlights have been his humorous memoirs about teaching in the Yorkshire Dales, All Teachers Great and Small, All Teachers Wise and Wonderful and All Teachers Bright  and Beautiful, which was sold to Headline on a pre-empt, following huge interest from other publishers; his very funny workdplay-miscellany-activity book for children, The Silly book of Side-Splitting Stuff; the Andi-Boredom Book, published by Bloomsbury; and his debut fiction title Prankenstein sold to start -up children's publisher, Fat Fox.

Andy Seed’s Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff  was winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards Best Book with Facts 2015.


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ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: MORE LESSONS AND LIFE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES Another silly book from the winner of the Blue Peter Best Book of Facts Award.

Do you know what 'park your jam on the frog' means? Fancy some ognib? What rhymes with 'circus'? plus many more amazing things you never knew about words.

Have hours of fun wixing up your murds with this hilarious book, packed full of rhymes, puns, games, jokes, gibberish and more.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words, Bloomsbury Childrens, 2015; Prankenstein, Fat Fox, 2014; The Anti-Boredom Book, Bloomsbury, 2014; The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff, Bloomsbury, 2014; All Teachers Bright and Beautiful, Headline, 2012; All Teachers Wise and Wonderful, Headline, 2013; All Teachers Great and Small, Headline, 2011; Razzle Dazzle; Hands Up Books, 2010; You Can Do It series; Hodder Children’s Books, 2010; The Real Me; Piccadilly Press, 2007 (written under pen name Amy Simon); How to Spot a Hadrosaur in a Bus Queue; Hodder Children’s Books, 2004.