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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! 'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time? Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

Oi Duck-billed Platypus

Oi Duck-billed Platypus

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book - jam-packed with animals and silliness! From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog! Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit? And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names... Over to you Frog! The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog and Friends is a Top Ten Bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (among others). And Oi Goat! was a 2018 World Book Day Book.

Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Nelly the Monster Sitter: The Grerks at No. 55 Book 1

Nelly the Monster Sitter: The Grerks at No. 55 Book 1

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact, she babysits for them. From the bestselling author of the OI FROG! and DAISY books comes this hilarious, action-packed series for fans of THE BOLDS and BARRY LOSER. 'If monsters are real, how come I've never seen one?' 'Because they never go out.' 'Why don't monsters ever go out?' 'Because they can never get a babysitter.' Ever played catch with a six-legged Gog, or made pancakes with an oozy orange Squurm? Every time Nelly rings on a new monster family's doorbell she's up for a new challenge. Come on her monster-sitting adventures in this laugh-out-loud funny first book in the NELLY THE MONSTER SITTER series. Kes Gray is one of the Independent's top ten children's authors, and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. This story now comes with brand-new illustrations; it was previously published in a collection entitled: Grerks, Squurms & Water Greeps.

You're Called What?

You're Called What?

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Ice Cream Cone Worm. Monkeyface Prickleback. Pink Fairy Armadillo. You're called WHAT?! Welcome to the Ministry of Silly Animal Names where all the creatures have one thing in common: they want to change their names. A unique and rip-roaringly funny, tongue-twisting story full of weird and wonderful real creatures and facts at the end that will amaze. Written by Kes Gray, the bestselling, award-winning author of Oi Frog! and illustrated with charm and wit by dazzling new talent, Nikki Dyson.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2018

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog! 'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time? Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

Oi Cat!

Oi Cat!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/07/2018

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ... Don't miss this hilarious follow-up to Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. A brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness - perfect for children and parents alike. According to Frog ... Cats sit on gnats, Dogs sit on logs, Raccoons sit on macaroons, Armadillos sit on pillows and Chicks sit on bricks. But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules? Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. Praise for the Oi books: - 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Oi Frog! Sound Book

Oi Frog! Sound Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2018

Oi! Who sits where? Find out in this fun and noisy book! The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends . . . A sound book of the bestselling Oi Frog! with brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness, from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. Perfect for children and parents alike with an irresistible sound bite - 'Oi!' shouted by David Mitchell. Look out for more Oi books: Oi Dog!, Oi Cat!, Oi Goat! and coming soon, Oi Duck-billed Platypus! Praise for the Oi books: - 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail - 'Laugh out loud funny, with great illustrations ... cries out for a second reading immediately!' - Bookbag - 'It's simply brilliant' - The Independent - 'A hilarious rhyming story which has animals sitting on more and more unlikely things, all in the interests of rhyme ... perfectly pitched for young children.' - Parents in Touch Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Oi Frog! Big Book

Oi Frog! Big Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A big book edition of this bestselling picture book, perfect for the classroom. Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter. Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Oi Frog! Jigsaw Book

Oi Frog! Jigsaw Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

A jigsaw book edition of the bestselling Oi Frog!. Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. What do frogs sit on? Sofas? No! They sit on logs, of course. Simple, sturdy jigsaw pieces show the right, rhyming answer, while underneath the puzzle, on the right hand page, is a funny wrong answer. Kids will love piecing it together and saying the rhymes aloud. Based on the bestselling picture book Oi Frog!, this jigsaw book will delight and inspire children - and adults - for hours. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Jack Beechwhistle: Rise Of The Hairy Horror

Jack Beechwhistle: Rise Of The Hairy Horror

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The second brilliant book in the Jack Beechwhistle series. The world's a dangerous place. Luckily, Jack Beechwhistle is around to protect it. He might look like an ordinary boy, but really he's a junior secret agent. He's tackled all sorts of missions - exploding conkers, zombie sweet-shop owners, and man-eating giant slugs - with a bit of help from his best friends and sidekicks, Colin and Harry (as long as it's not past their bedtime). Then Jack notices something strange and suspicious about the hairdresser in town, Valentino. Every time Valentino cuts someone's hair, he sweeps the hairs up and collects them in a big plastic bag. But what is he using them for? Everything points to Valentino being an evil enemy agent! And Jack Beechwhistle's on the case . . .

Oi Cat!

Oi Cat!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ... Don't miss this hilarious follow-up to Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. A brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness - perfect for children and parents alike. According to Frog ... Cats sit on gnats, Dogs sit on logs, Raccoons sit on macaroons, Armadillos sit on pillows and Chicks sit on bricks. But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules? Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. Praise for the Oi books: - 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award, Portsmouth Picture Book Award and The Lollies Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Author: Kes Gray, Garry Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Oi Dog! Board Book

Oi Dog! Board Book

Author: Kes Gray, Claire Gray Format: Board book Release Date: 09/03/2017

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter. Winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award. Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016. Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules - only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs. 'Well, I'm changing the rules,' said the frog. 'From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!' And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is FROG going to sit? Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Everyone will love it.' - The Guardian Can't get enough? Find out what cat's got to say in Oi Cat!, now available for purchase. Want even more? Look out for Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires

Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

It's Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark ...in the fog ...with a vampire ...armed only with a torch and some silly string. GULP! The funny, spooky and totally troublesome new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.

Nuddy Ned's Christmas

Nuddy Ned's Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Santa's sleigh was on its way just leaving Lanzarote. Goodness Gracious, Blitzen cried. Did I just see a botty? It's Christmas Eve, and minus three, but Ned doesn't care. While other people are dressed in duffle coats and parkas, Ned is running riot, and he's completely starkers! And there is a very special person Ned just can't wait to meet! A laugh-out-loud riotous romp with an energetic rhyming text and strategically placed flaps to protect Ned's modesty. From the author of Oi Frog and the illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.

Oi Dog!

Oi Dog!

Author: Kes Gray, Claire Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter. Winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award. Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016. Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules - only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs. 'Well, I'm changing the rules,' said the frog. 'From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!' And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is FROG going to sit? Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Everyone will love it.' - The Guardian Can't get enough? Find out what cat's got to say in Oi Cat!, now available for purchase. Want even more? Look out for Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Nelly the Monster-Sitter

Nelly the Monster-Sitter

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Quick Quack Quentin

Quick Quack Quentin

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! Frog comes an hilarious tale about one duck's quest for a missing vowel! Quentin was a duck with a very quick quack. 'QUCK!' said Quentin. 'What's wrong with me?' Quentin's quack has lost its A. Do any of the other animals have one to spare? Not likely! APES don't want to be PES. SNAKES don't want to be SNKES. PANDAS don't want to be PNDAS or even PANDS. Will Quentin be stuck with a very quick QUCK?! Brilliant for reading out loud and teaching children about vowels and animals. Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018.

Oi Frog! Board Book

Oi Frog! Board Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Board book Release Date: 14/07/2016

The board book edition of the bestselling rhyming story, jam-packed with the silliest of animals, will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Daisy: 006 and a Bit

Daisy: 006 and a Bit

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy is back and this time she's not just Daisy, she's 006 and a Bit, spy extraordinaire. With her black felt-tip moustache, dark glasses, secret spy gadgets and special spy code, she's poised and ready for action. There's just one problem, nobody can understand a word she's saying! Mrs Pike the neighbour, Tiptoes the cat and even Gabby, Daisy's best friend, are all baffled by her spy language. Poor 006 and a Bit is about to abandon her mission when a mysterious stranger with a blue moustache and purple beard pokes his head around the door . . .

A Summer Double Daisy

A Summer Double Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's making lots of furry friends on her summer holiday in Spain, or trying to win a coconut at the fair, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about.

Daisy: Tiger Ways

Daisy: Tiger Ways

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Join Daisy on her imaginary romp through the jungle, where she is adopted by tigers and must learn the tiger way to survive. Still it's not all bad, she gets to live in a cave, sleep in trees and, best of all, she doesn't need to take a bath - because everyone knows all cats are afraid of water! This is another fantastically funny tale, with all the trademark cheek and wit that has made the Daisy series such a roaring success!

Daisy: You Do!

Daisy: You Do!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy's mum tells her: 'Don't pick your nose!''You do!' says Daisy, pointing out the time mum was picking her nose on the way to Gran's. Each time Mum tries to reprimand Daisy for a bad habit, Daisy has an example of when Mum did it too. If you liked Eat Your Peas and Really, Really, you will love this book!

Daisy: Yuk!

Daisy: Yuk!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Auntie Sue is getting married and she's asked Daisy to be her bridesmaid. But Daisy doesn't do dresses and she certainly doesn't do lovely. Daisy wants to wear a football kit, or scuba gear, or her leopard skin suit, but Mum and Auntie Sue drag her off to the dress shop. Daisy thinks everything is 'Yuk!' until she finally manages to strike a deal and design her own dress . . .

Jack Beechwhistle: Attack of the Giant Slugs

Jack Beechwhistle: Attack of the Giant Slugs

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Don't panic, but you're in danger. At least, you would be, if Jack Beechwhistle wasn't around to protect the world from alien attacks, zombie sweet-shop owners, and exploding conkers - with a bit of help from his trusty sidekicks, Colin and Harry (as long as it's not past Colin and Harry's bedtime). Their missions are daring, dangerous, and deadly. They even have top-secret headquarters (the shed by the rhubarb patch). But now Jack's about to face his most challenging challenge yet. The Attack of the Giant Slugs. And they're on their way to Jack's school - right in the middle of maths!

Daisy: Really, Really

Daisy: Really, Really

Author: Kes Gray, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! When Daisy gets left with a babysitter for the first time, she fibs and says that she usually has ice-cream and chips for tea, never gets dirty, and always stays up watching videos till midnight. 'Really?' asks Angela. 'Really, really,' fibs Daisy. But what will happen when Mum comes home? If you liked Eat Your Peas, you will really, really like this book!

A Winter Double Daisy

A Winter Double Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's tracking down thieves in Daisy and the Trouble With Burglars, or starring in her school nativity play in Daisy and the Trouble With Christmas, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about.

How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2015

From the award winning creators of Oi Frog! comes an hilarious counting picture book about our four-legged - and two-legged and eight-legged - friends! How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018.

Zippo the Super Hippo

Zippo the Super Hippo

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Zippo doesn't want to be an ordinary hippo. He wants to be super! Being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't really superpowers, though. Perhaps he can fly like his friend Roxi. But who's ever heard of a flying hippopotamus? Especially one with such a big bottom . . . From award-winning author Kes Gray and exciting new illustrating talent Nikki Dyson. This fantastically funny superhero will be flying into children's imaginations everywhere!

Zippo the Super Hippo

Zippo the Super Hippo

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Zippo doesn't want to be an ordinary hippo. He wants to be super! Being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't really superpowers, though. Perhaps he can fly like his friend Roxi. But who's ever heard of a flying hippopotamus? Especially one with such a big bottom . . . From award-winning author Kes Gray and exciting new illustrating talent Nikki Dyson. This fantastically funny superhero will be flying into children's imaginations everywhere!

Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks

Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2015

Daisy's getting into more trouble than ever before! When her best friend Gabby turns up at Daisy's house with the most awesome, immense, water-squirting micro-scooter Daisy's ever seen, Daisy knows she's got to have one too! Trouble is, they cost a LOT of money. So Daisy and Gabby hatch a money-making plan...

Worries Go Away!

Worries Go Away!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem. When a little girl feels worried she goes into a world of her own. At first the world is full of cream cakes and cola but soon the worries begin to take hold... Only her family and friends can help. The gentle rhymes and imaginative illustrations give a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child. Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and a New York Times bestselling artist. Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer

Get Well Friends: Chesney Runs into Trouble

Get Well Friends: Chesney Runs into Trouble

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2015

Chesney the Cheetah has entered the Champion of Champions Cheetah Chase Race. But he trains so super duper hard and runs so super duper fast that his spots can't keep up and all fall off! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers. 'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.com For games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

Get Well Friends: Momo Goes Flying

Get Well Friends: Momo Goes Flying

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Momo the Monkey loves playing high in the trees throwing mangos onto the animals below. But when someone has enough of his tricks and decides to teach Momo a lesson he soon goes tumbling to the ground! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers. 'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.com For games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious counting picture book about our four-legged - and two-legged and eight-legged - friends! How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018.

Get Well Friends: Pepe takes a Tumble

Get Well Friends: Pepe takes a Tumble

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2014

Pepe the Puppy wants to show the world what a big dog he has become, but it all ends up with a trip and a tumble! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers. 'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.com For games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

Get Well Friends: Pedro Has a Bump!

Get Well Friends: Pedro Has a Bump!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

It is a beautiful Polar morning. The sun is shining, the icebergs are glistening, and Pedro decides to start the day with an early morning swim! He gets ready to dive in, tucks in his tummy, point his beak to the sky, and dives high, high, high into the air. But oh dear. He forgot to break the ice before diving in! CRUNCH! But don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers. 'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian Bookshop To find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.com For games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com

Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Daisy has been EXTREMELY excited about Christmas since September. And when Daisy is excited, TROUBLE will surely follow! Daisy loves the carols, the sparkly lights, the crackers, the snowmen, and especially the chance to be in the school Christmas play. She's got SEVEN whole words to learn! But when Daisy and her best friend Gabby decide the dolly their teacher has chosen to play the Baby Jesus is a bit . . . well, boring, Daisy comes up with a plan that will mean TROUBLE!

Oi Frog!

Oi Frog!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/2014

Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter. Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Mummy Goes to Work

Mummy Goes to Work

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

My mummy goes to work but I know she still loves me and cares about me. How do I know? Because my mummy comes home from work and tells me she loves me SO MUCH! A delightful and contemporary book that will reassure parent and child alike that all is well when a parent goes to work. 'What a reassuring book for the small child whose mother goes out to work!' - Books for Keeps 'A picture book for those whose mums are out earning an honest crust' - a mum

Baby On Board

Baby On Board

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A reissue of Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder and Sarah Nayler's first ever picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in the book get bigger, reflecting increase of time and size, until at the end the pages are full size, as is the baby, ready to be born. This book will appeal to all young children, and will assist their understanding and development. 'A clear, often witty, text combines perfectly with the pictures to make this a most original picture book.' - Books For Keeps

Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day

Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Daisy's getting into trouble again, and this time it's at her school Sports Day! Daisy's determined to win her race, and she and best friend Gabby have been training hard. They're going for gold! They're in the zone! They're sticking to a strict athlete's diet of Mars bars, Twiglets and cheese strings! Trouble is, everyone else in the class wants to win too . . .

Worries Go Away!

Worries Go Away!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem. When a little girl feels worried she goes into a world of her own. At first the world is full of cream cakes and cola but soon the worries begin to take hold... Only her family and friends can help. The gentle rhymes and imaginative illustrations give a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child. Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and a New York Times bestselling artist. Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

No matter the occasion, Daisy just can't help getting into trouble! When three actual burglaries happen in Daisy's town, Daisy is beside herself with excitement. Two houses and the fish and chip shop have been broken into (and lots of cods and haddocks have been stolen). Anyone could be next! Daisy wants to help. Together with Gabby and Dylan, she forms her own detective agency. Armed with a notebook, a magnifying glass, a camera and a box of icing sugar, she sets out on the burglars' trail. Trouble is, detective work is hard when you're not allowed to go further than the end of the road . . .

Double Daisy

Double Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Get into double trouble with Daisy in this fantastic collection, featuring her first two troublesome tales: Daisy and the Trouble with Life and Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos. Trouble is, which story will you read first?

Nuddy Ned

Nuddy Ned

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

He didn't! He hasn't! He wouldn't! He isn't! Yes, he REALLY is. Ned is running riot - in the nuddy! Skipping down the garden path, cartwheeling along the high street, spinning into the pizzeria - Ned just can't be stopped! I'm Nuddy Ned, I'm Nuddy Ned, jimjams aren't for me!I'm never wearing clothes again, the nuddy life's for me! Can ANYONE convince Ned to put his clothes back on? A laugh-out-loud riotous romp with an energetic rhyming text, and strategically placed flaps to protect Ned's modesty.

Nelly the Monster Sitter 5 Story Collection Five Story Collection

Nelly the Monster Sitter 5 Story Collection Five Story Collection

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/12/2012

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 01: The Grerks

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 01: The Grerks

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...Glug, the baby Grerk, has four eyes instead of two, two tongues instead of one and six legs instead of two...so giving him a bath is going to be six times the challenge.

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 02: The Squurms

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 02: The Squurms

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...Slop, the five and a bite year old Squurm, has innumerable Spaghetti-like feelers, two brains and six eyes. He's a practical joker, hates loosing and gets bored very, very easily. Nelly has got her work cut out!

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 03: The Water Greeps

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 03: The Water Greeps

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Ever played fetch with a four-eyed Grerk or made pancakes with a giant orange squurm? Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact she babysits for them. Every night, Nelly the monster sitter looks after a new friend, but its never easy...Nelly can't believe her luck when she finds out that the Water Greeps live in an underwater penthouse. The only problem is Water Greeps are mischievous monsters, and Nelly is going to have to get a bit wet!

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 04: The Cowcumbers

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 04: The Cowcumbers

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's phone is still ringing with lots more monster sitting requests - and each one is full of strange surprises! From helping Altigators face their fears, battling venomous Tooth Furries, to taking care of Pipplewak eggs - Nelly's monster-sitting adventures are as unpredictable and exciting as ever!Nelly has monster sat for the Cowcumbers before. But this time petal has a loose tooth, and there'll be trouble if the tooth furry comes.

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 05: The Pipplewaks

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 05: The Pipplewaks

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's phone is still ringing with lots more monster sitting requests - and each one is full of strange surprises! From helping Altigators face their fears, battling venomous Tooth Furries, to taking care of Pipplewak eggs - Nelly's monster-sitting adventures are as unpredictable and exciting as ever!This time Nelly is not babysitting a monster baby, but a monster baby egg. But Nelly needn't worry, Pipplewak eggs never hatch early, or do they?

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 06: The Altigators

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 06: The Altigators

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's phone is still ringing with lots more monster sitting requests - and each one is full of strange surprises! From helping Altigators face their fears, battling venomous Tooth Furries, to taking care of Pipplewak eggs - Nelly's monster-sitting adventures are as unpredictable and exciting as ever!Nelly is monster sitting for Altigators, toweringly tall reptilian monsters. Or at least she's trying to. For some reason Altigator parents Soar and Rise have trouble leaving their apartment for any longer than three minutes!

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 07: The Huffaluks

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 07: The Huffaluks

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday barbeque, struggling to frighten Muggots to sleep and stopping Thermitts from melting, Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue to be full of surprises!It's Nelly's twelfth birthday, and she's invited the huffaluks round for a party. But Nelly's sisters Asti is not happy, and is determined to cause trouble.

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 08: The Muggots

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 08: The Muggots

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday barbeque, struggling to frighten Muggots to sleep and stopping Thermitts from melting, Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue to be full of surprises!The Muggots need scaring to get to sleep but nothing frightens them anymore. Its Nelly's job to spook the giant spiders, without getting scared herself!

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 09: The Thermitts

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 09: The Thermitts

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday barbeque, struggling to frighten Muggots to sleep and stopping Thermitts from melting, Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue to be full of surprises!It has to be zero degrees or below for the thermits or they'll melt, so monster sitting during a heat wave is going to be a challenge for Nelly...

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 10: The Polabores

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 10: The Polabores

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!The polarbores like to do absolutely nothing, so Nelly is in for a dull night. But when she invites Asti round to liven things up, she wishes her evening was a little less eventful...

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 11: The Digdiggs

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 11: The Digdiggs

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!The digdiggs are the smallest monsters Nelly has ever seen, and there are one hundred and twenty three of them! Nelly is going to have her work cut out for her if she's going to look after them all...

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 12: The Dendrilegs

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 12: The Dendrilegs

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. She certainly can't believe it when she sits a monster who wants to do absolutely nothing! Or when she has to rescue the smallest monster she's encountered yet - but nothing can prepare her for spending Christmas Day with the Dendrilegs!Nelly knows she's in for an interesting Christmas at the Dendrilegs, when she's greeted at the door by a flurry of purple tentacles. But It's not Father Christmas who'll be coming down the chimney...

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 13: The Ultravores

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 13: The Ultravores

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!Flies are on the menu for dinner tonight in the Ultravore home. Little does Nelly know that she might be too...

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 14: The Rimes

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 14: The Rimes

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!Nelly finds herself a little lost for words at the Rimes, and she'll need to find them fast if she's to save baby Shimma.

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 15: The Wattwatts

Nelly The Monster Sitter: 15: The Wattwatts

Author: Kes Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2012

Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!Nelly's in for a shocking time with the wattwatts, as this time it's not her looking after the monsters, it's the monsters looking after her...

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

'The trouble with coconuts is they are the worst type of nuts in the whole wide world. If you ask me, coconuts shouldn't be allowed in a funfair. If you double ask me, they shouldn't even be allowed to grow. Coconuts are too big. Coconuts are too hairy. Plus, if you try to win one, they just get you into trouble. Which isn't my fault!' Get up to no good with Daisy as she heads to the funfair - for a whole lot more trouble!

Leave Me Alone A tale of what happens when you face up to a bully

Leave Me Alone A tale of what happens when you face up to a bully

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue comes an important story to help raise awareness at home or at school about stopping bullying. A little boy is feeling sad because every day he has to face a bully. But this story's little boy also has friends. A frog, a cat, a rabbit, a cow, and other animal friends insist on helping him, even after he tells them: There's nothing you can do for me/ There's nothing you can say. Fortunately, he is mistaken, because the next time the bully approaches, they all join with him and shout, LEAVE HIM ALONE! And it works! The bully turns around and goes away. The gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child who has to deal with bullies. 'An empowering story.' - Books for Keeps

First Day Band 06/Orange

First Day Band 06/Orange

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2012

It's Flynn's first day at school and he's nervous about making a mistake. An amusing story unfolds as Flynn's parents recount the mistakes others have made: Police officer Julie Nick gave a robber an ice cream and Ned Mutton tried to milk the chickens. Convinced he won't do anything so silly, Flynn walks out of the house still wearing his pyjamas! * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A humorous story with a familiar setting. * A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the eight funny accounts. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; People who help us.

Mum and Dad Glue

Mum and Dad Glue

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2010

A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This rhyming story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not. 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer Kes was voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors and he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Find out more about Kes at http://www.kesgray.com/ and https://twitter.com/kesgray Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Follow Lee Wildish on https://twitter.com/leewildish

Cluck O'Clock

Cluck O'Clock

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2010

A witty and warm tell-the-time book, created by Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog, and Mary McQuillan. Cluck O' Clock is a tell-the-time book with a difference. It recounts a day in the life of a group of chickens - each with individual and distinct personalities - as they fill their lives with food, exercise, visiting - and waiting for the fox. Teaches children to tell the time in a fun, but informative way. '... teachers and librarians will be happy to give this tale a few minutes in story hours about chickens or clocks'. - Kirkus Reviews

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Daisy is incredibly excited when her uncle offers to take her on a fishing trip. There's so much new stuff to learn! Like how water witches turn fishermen into dog poos, why supermarkets don't stock picknicky things like lemonade and chicken wings on the same shelf, and why it's a really, really bad idea to use wriggly tiggly maggots as catapult amunition...

Super Daisy

Super Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Cripes! Planet Earth is in DANGER! It's on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing . . . there'll be PEAS . . . WITH EVERYTHING!!!! The fate of dinner-times world wide rests with Super Daisy. A super-fun , action-packed story with flaps, split pages and pull tabs. Readers will love taking control of the action: Pull a tab to reveal the HORROR of peas with pancakes, lemonade, chocolate mousse and trifle! Flip a flap to find out just how SUPER Super Daisy is. Turn the page to watch Super Daisy wreak havoc on all peas with a KER-POW, WHIZ-PING and BANG-SPLAT. With bold illustrations, and fun novelties, this book will provide hours of fun, again and again.

Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens

Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2009

Daisy is going on holiday! In an actual plane to actual Spain! It's so exciting! She's never seen a palm tree before, or eaten octopus, or played zombie mermaids, or made so many new friends! TROUBLE is, five of them are small and cute and furry kittens!!!! And guess who wants to be their new English Mum?!?

Daisy: Eat Your Peas

Daisy: Eat Your Peas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy does NOT like peas. And there is NOTHING that will get her to eat them. Mum says she can have an extra pudding, a chocolate factory or a space rocket with double retro laser blammers - but it just won't work! Can quick-thinking Daisy save her tea time and come up with a cunning plan to turn the tables on Mum? This is a wickedly funny book about dinner time which will appeal to fussy eating children and their despairing parents!

Vesuvius Poovius

Vesuvius Poovius

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2008

Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - with no luck. But one night he is struck by inspiration... The pongy classic, now with a new jacket.

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Fee Fi Fo Fum! What has Daisy gone and done?! Daisy has decided she wants to meet a REAL giant! If Daisy met a real giant he'd pick Daisy up and put her on his shoulder and they'd have giant adventures! They'd eat crunchy creams as big as tractor tyres, and if she got thirsty, they'd have giant lemonades out of giant straws. It would be sooooo gooood! Trouble is . . . if you want to meet a giant you need a magic bean. And finding magic beans can be troublesome . . . The trouble with giants is they really shouldn't live at the top of magic beanstalks. If giants didn't live at the top of magic beanstalks then Daisy is convinced that she wouldn't have got into big trouble AGAIN!

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

It's Daisy's birthday and she's having a special birthday treat! Mum has invited her best friends, Gabby and Dylan, on a trip to the zoo - and, best of all, Mum has arranged for Daisy to go into the actual penguin cage with the actual zoo keeper and FEED actual penguins! REAL ACTUAL PENGUINS! With actual beaks and everything!! Trouble is, Daisy doesn't just feed the penguins, she 'adopts' one to take home and everything . . .

Twoo Twit

Twoo Twit

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2007

Owls are supposed to be wise, but Twoo Twit is anything but! He loves playing on haybales and playing poohsticks, but he really doesn't like going to school. Until one day when he goes to play in the church tower and gets the fright of his life! Suddenly, he realises that learning to read might actually be a good thing! A witty cautionary tale from award-winning children's author Kes Gray.

First Day Band 06/Orange

First Day Band 06/Orange

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

It's Flynn's first day at school and he's nervous about making a mistake. An amusing story unfolds as Flynn's parents recount the mistakes others have made: Police officer Julie Nick gave a robber an ice cream and Ned Mutton tried to milk the chickens. Convinced he won't do anything so silly, Flynn walks out of the house still wearing his pyjamas! * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A humorous story with a familiar setting. * A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the eight funny accounts. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; People who help us. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Daisy and the Trouble with Life

Daisy and the Trouble with Life

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2007

The trouble with life is it's SOOOOOOOOO unfair. Daisy's been grounded. No HOPPING or SKIPPING, FLYING or PARACHUTING. She's lucky she's even been allowed out of her bedroom after what she's done. But what HAS she done that is SOOOOOOOOOOO naughty? You'll have to read the book to find out!

Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3A: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3A: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

Author: Kes Gray, Geraldine McCaughrean, Martin Waddell, Pat Thomson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their content is entirely suitable for able infant readers. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This mixed pack consists of six different books. A class pack of 36 books is also available.

A Bunch Of Daisies

A Bunch Of Daisies

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Daisy is back! Share stories, jokes and titbits of a Daisy day for hours of reading fun. Find out how 'floppyitis' gets Daisy out of doing her chores, how she tricks Mum to get the crunchy cream biscuit at the bottom of the jar, what animals look like from underneath, colours Daisy's invented, and lots more! This fun-packed compendium is full of Daisy's usual cheeky humour and irreverent take on the world and will delight all Daisy fans.

Ever So Ever So

Ever So Ever So

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2005

Mum and Dad brought Susan home today. Everyone thinks she's ever so wonderful and ever so cute... But I'm ever so not sure! A delightful companion to Baby on Board by the same author / illustrator team. Perceptive and fun, this story explores the impact of a new baby's arrival home on the older sibling.

Our Twitchy

Our Twitchy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2004

Twitchy and his family eat carrots and live in a burrow just like an ordinary rabbit family. But one day Milfoil the cow and Sedge the horse decide to tell Twitchy they are not his real rabbit mum and dad. Twitchy is so upset he is convinced that he must turn himself into a horse or a cow so Sedge and Milfoil will still love him. So he pegs up his ears like a cow's and makes his tail long like a horse's; and he moos and he neighs just like his adoptive parents. But Milfoil and Sedge don't want him to change. They love him just as he is, as much as if they were his real mum and dad. And they always will!

Billy's Bucket

Billy's Bucket

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2004

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday - a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he's in for a big surprise!

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