Mandy Stanley was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. She attended Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design and then went on to do a fashion degree in Nottingham. Mandy has won awards for her soft toy designs and has also worked as a children's clothes designer. She now works full time as a children's book illustrator on books such as Roo the Roaring Dinosaur and My First French Book: A Bilingual Introduction to Words, Numbers, Shapes and Colours.
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