Andrew Davenport 42 has a BSc in speech science and is the co-creator and writer of the Teletubbies and In The Night Garden television series and books. He has also directed and produced for the Teletubbies and is also an actor, appearing as the character 'Tiny' in Tots TV.
It was whilst working as an actor on Tots TV that he first met and worked with Teletubbies and In The Night Garden co-creator and executive producer Anne Wood CBE. It is without doubt Andrew Davenport's writing on both shown and subsequent books that has inspired both parents and children alike with his fun and fantastical use of language from a young child's perspective. He has also courted controversy with claims of teaching children bad language skills with the use of phrases such as Eh-Oh for Hello (Teletubbies) and such characters as the Tombliboos (In The Night Garden) who's names 'Un', 'Oo' and 'Ee', represent the numbers 'One', 'Two' and 'Three' as a toddler would say them.
Nominated in both 1999 and 2000 for a Daytime Emmy alongside Anne Wood for Teletubbies, he has since won two BAFTA Children's Awards for his work on both Teletubbies (2002) and In The Night Garden (2007)
Davenport lives in London and has five godchildren aged between 10 years and 10 months old.
Andrew Davenport books reviewed
All Aboard The Ninky Nonk!
All Aboard the Ninky Nonk is book one in a series of six books aimed at the 0-2 years market that are based on episodes of the children’s television series In The Nig...
Ooh Pretty Flower!
Ooh Pretty Flower! Is the second book from the In The Night Garden collection and is a board book containing bright and colourful pictures of characters from the television...
The Happy Waving Game!
The Happy Waving Game is the forth book in a series of six based on the successful CBeebies television programme. Set in a magical garden that exists in the twilight before...
Time To Wash Faces!
'In the Night Garden' is a magical book for under-threes, about the dreaming time between waking and sleeping. Reached by following a magical little blue star, the ...
The Bouncy Jumping Game!
The Bouncy Jumping game is the fifth book in a series of six that is based o the successful BBC children’s television programme also written and co-created by Andrew ...
Upsy Daisy Wants To Sing!
This book sees the permanently cheerful Upsy Daisy, best friend of Igglepiggle and a reoccurring character in all the In The Night Garden books, take her megaphone and stan...