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Great Lies to Tell Small Kids...Mugs are just cups.

Andy Riley (or Andrew Riley) is a British author, cartoonist and scriptwriter.

He and Kevin Cecil (with whom he has been friends since attending Aylesbury Grammar School) created and wrote the sitcoms Hyperdrive for BBC Two and Slacker Cats for the ABC Family Channel. Their other television work includes Black Books,the Comic Relief one-off special Robbie the Reindeer, for which he and Cecil won a BAFTA in 2000, Little Britain, Trigger Happy TV, So Graham Norton, Smack the Pony, The Armando Iannucci Shows and Spitting Image. Their Radio Four panel game The 99p Challenge ran for five series.

Great Lies to Tell Small Kids...There's no such thing as Kangaroos.

As a cartoonist Riley has created four best-selling books, The Book of Bunny Suicides, Return of the Bunny Suicides, Great Lies To Tell Small Kids and Loads More Lies to Tell Small Kids, which have produced calendar, greetings card and poster spin-offs. Since 2002 he has drawn a weekly comic strip called Roasted in The Observer Magazine, a collection of which is released in book form in October 2007.