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Andy Griffiths (born 1961) is an Australian children's book writer. Two of his works, the Just! series and the Bum trilogy, have been adapted into animated series: What's with Andy? and The Day My Butt Went Psycho!.

He tends to work with illustrator Terry Denton. He is married to Jill Griffiths, his editor and sometimes co-writer.

His works include:

  • Andy Griffiths' Just Series
  • The Bum Trilogy
  • Treehouse series
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  • Schooling Around series
  • The Bad Book series
  • Andy & Terry's World of Stupidity series

Not to be confused with the American actor Andy Griffith.


This author and his work provide examples of:

  • Creator Couple: His wife Jill is also his editor and has helped with writing some of his later books. According to Andy, "She particularly loves working on the rhymes."
  • Tribute to Fido: He had a dog named Sooty and a cat named Silky. Sooty appears in the Just! series, and Silky in the Treehouse series.
  • Tuckerization: The main character of the Just! series is also named Andy, and the main characters of his Treehouse series are named after himself, Terry, and Jill.

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