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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.

Andy splits his work time between writing and travelling around schools running workshops and enthusing children and books and reading. Andy is married and currently lives in rural Gloucestershire.

Among Andy's highlights are his humorous memoirs about teaching in the Yorkshire Dales, All Teachers Great and SmallAll Teachers Wise and Wonderful and All Teachers Bright and Beautiful, his very funny workdplay-miscellany-activity book for children including The Silly book of Side-Splitting Stuff; his Andi-Boredom Book series, also for children and published by Bloomsbury; and his children’s fiction series Prankenstein.

Andy Seed’s Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff  was winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards Best Book with Facts 2015 and the following year his Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words was runner up for the same prize.

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ALL TEACHERS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: MORE LESSONS AND LIFE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES The outdoors are boring right? Wrong! Not when you've got Andy Seed's Anti-boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to do! Suitable for all seasons, find out how to set bug traps, create a rainbow, construct an amazing summer slide and much, much more!

But what about those rainy summer days we hear you cry? Not a problem! This book also includes awesome indoor activities about the outdoors for rainy days. Design your own mini parachute, create the world's most amazing frisbee, or create a bird feeder to keep your feathered friends well fed!

A brilliant book bursting with amazing outdoor activities that will have you running for the door! Packed full of hilarious illustrations from the wonderful Scott Garrett, this book will keep you entertained for hours on end!

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things To Do, Bloomsbury Childrens, 2017; 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.