Alison Jay - Author Picture

Alison Jay - Author

Alison Jay was born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Derbyshire and studied graphic design in London where she now lives. After graduating she worked in animation for a short while but gradually started to get commissions in illustration. She works in Alkyd, a quick drying oil paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an aged appearance. She has worked in all areas of illustration including advertising, packaging, editorial and design. Her commissions include a 48 sheet poster for B.T, a TV commercial for Kellogg’s corn flakes and has recently illustrated the new baby range of products for Crabtree and Evelyn. She has also illustrated lots of children's books including "Picture This", "William and the night train", "The Race", "I took the moon for a walk", "The Emperors new clothes”, If Kisses were colours” , "ABC Alphabet", an unabridged fully illustrated version of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Listen Listen", "Welcome to the Zoo ", "A Child's first Counting Book" "Today is the Birthday of the World" and "Nursery Rhyme Rainbow". She recently worked with Aardman Animation on the development of a feature film and is currently working on a version of "The Nutcracker". Her book "Welcome to the Zoo" which is a wordless visit to a cage less "animal hotel" has been selected as one of New York's Bank Street's 2009 best books of the year.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alison Jay

Bee and Me
Alison Jay
Told entirely in pictures, this is the story of a special friendship and demonstration of all that bees do for our world. A bee strays into a dusty city and through an open window where a little girl is reading...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Alison Jay's My First Board Books Slipcase
Alison Jay
A Lovereading4kids 'Great read you may have missed 2011' selection. Four stunning board books introduce the alphabet, numbers, nursery rhymes and fairy stories to the very youngest readers. The books are very robust and are presented in an equally robust...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/2011
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Christmas Time
Alison Jay
Come on a journey through Alison Jay's magical festive world! Discover all the things that make Christmas the most special time of the year and see if you can spot two lucky children who are on their own Christmas Eve...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Nursery Rhyme Rainbow (board book)
Alison Jay
Beautiful illustrations with a delightful nostalgic feel bring to life the stories of a host of favourite nursery rhymes selected for their reference to different colours. Little Boy Blue dozes contentedly under a hay stack, the Owl and the Pussy...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Touch and Feel Animals
Alison Jay
Stroke the soft fur of a cat or the shiny scales of a goldfish and the hard shell of a tortoise in this tactile guide to some favourite animals. Beautifully atmospheric illustrations provide an attractive setting for the interactive spreads.
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/05/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Touch and Feel Toys
Alison Jay
In this book which cleverly combines old fashioned images with delightfully tactile spreads, there's a shiny train, a gritty sandcastle and a papery kite. Each picture also encourages readers to look closely and see what else there is in the...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board book | Released 01/05/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Nursery Rhyme Rainbow (board book)
Alison Jay
Beautiful illustrations with a delightful nostalgic feel bring to life the stories of a host of favourite nursery rhymes selected for their reference to different colours. Little Boy Blue dozes contentedly under a hay stack, the Owl and the Pussy...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Welcome to the Zoo
Alison Jay
This absolutely gorgeous wordless picture book has now been re-released in a small format rounded-edged board book that's perfect for babies and tiddly toddlers. Curious eyes will explore the zoo, which is brimming with beauty, humour and high-jinks. Parents will...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Alison Jay's Question Blocks
Alison Jay
A perfect gift for a newborn baby. Four stunning board books nestle in this beautiful box. Each poses a question. Who is That?, What is Yellow?, Where is Teddy?, What is This? The answers to all the questions are to...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board Book | Released 01/05/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Loading other books by Alison Jay...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Alison Jay and hundreds of other authors.


At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools