Author(s): Kes Gray
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 is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011.
A chaotically funny counting rhyme with a difference. The Bookseller You get so distracted by the laugh-out-loud and quirky illustrations that you forget about counting londonmumsmagazine.com Another hilarious picture book that has just about everything you could want: great rhymes, Field's uniquely playful illustrations and counting to boot. Charming and original huffingtonpost.co.uk Picture book perfection Books For Keeps Each spread is a riot of colour and movement, with small details to be discovered on each re-reading. Children will revel in the anarchy created by the animal guests; this is a joyful story of fun and friendship, with an absorbing built-in mathematical challenge The School Librarian
In brief... Jim Field is a lead driven, pencil pushing, 12 volt DC enhanced, 25 frames per second, illustrator and animator of 2 headed dogs and hands with 3 fingers, caffeine filled, commission loving, led zeppelin fan. amen. Extended version... Hailing from the town of Farnborough (the one with the Airshow), Jim drew from a very early age with a burning ambition to 'make cartoons'. He studied animation at Hull School of Art and Design, graduated in 2002, gradually paved his way into the animation industry working as a director for Partizan in London. Meanwhile, he was also penning his way as a freelance illustrator working for editorial publications... His first picture book Cats Ahoy! written by Peter Bently won the Booktrust Roald Dahl-Funny Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. His favourite picture books include 'The Jolly Postman' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers and anything illustrated by Charley Harper. Jim likes to dabble playing his guitar in-between scanning and waiting for publishers feedback. Jim lives in East London with his three bikes and girlfriend. Kes lives in Witham , Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is a major new talent heading for big success.