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Kes Gray - Author

In a career spanning twenty years he has written many television advertising campaigns, most notably for Carling Black Label, Prudential and NSPCC.

Kes loves to write and in 1997 a one month sabbatical produced his first and most acclaimed picture book to date, Eat Your Peas. Published in 2000 it became the first picture book in ten years to win the coveted overall prize at the 2001 Federation of Childrens Book Awards. The same year it won the overall prize at Sheffield, was picture book category winner at Stockport and the Experian Big 3 Awards. In 2002 Eat Your Peas was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. He is also the author for Oi Frog! and titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series - all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. KES GRAY was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. BILLY BUCKET was winner of the Red House C hildren's Book Award for Younger Readers. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children.

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Nuddy Ned's Christmas
Kes Gray - illustrated by Garry Parsons
It's Carry on Father Christmas in this new picture book! Nuddy Ned loves nothing more than running around in the all-together, even when it's minus three and snowing! Tearing off his jim-jams on Christmas Eve he hurtles out of the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Garry Parsons
In a nutshell: Daisy does trick or treating | Spending time with the irrepressible Daisy is always fun, and with their short chapters, large print and lively pictures Kes Gray's books are perfect for children reading on their own. As Hallowe'en...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Nuddy Ned's Christmas
Kes Gray - illustrated by Garry Parsons
It's Carry on Father Christmas in this new picture book! Nuddy Ned loves nothing more than running around in the all-together, even when it's minus three and snowing! Tearing off his jim-jams on Christmas Eve he hurtles out of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Quick Quack Quentin
Kes Gray - illustrated by Jim Field
Quentin has a problem with his QUACK in this hilarious new title from the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field. Brilliant for reading out loud and teaching children about vowels and animals.
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
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Zippo the Super Hippo
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nikki Dyson
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Everyone wants a super power but trying to find out what yours is can be tricky! Zippo the Hippo wants to be special but being good at plodding and getting muddy doesn't ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2015
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Zippo the Super Hippo
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nikki Dyson
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Everyone wants a super power but trying to find out what yours is can be tricky! Zippo the Hippo wants to be special but being good at plodding and getting muddy doesn't ...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/07/2015
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How Many Legs?
Kes Gray - illustrated by Jim Field
Award-winning team Kes Gray and Jim Field do a lot of counting is this entertaining and rhyming picture book. Things start off being quite easy – there's just one boy with two legs. And then a polar bear arrives who...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2015
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Nuddy Ned
Kes Gray - illustrated by Garry Parsons
Ned's extreme delight in having no clothes on is wickedly captured in this story of a little boy who runs around everywhere with nothing on at all. Young readers will love Ned's nude prancing and especially lifting the provocatively placed...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Garry Parsons
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 A hilarious and action-packed mini-adventure perfectly pitched for young readers. Daisy knows she's going to love going on a fishing trip with her uncle even if she knows absolutely nothing about fishing!...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/07/2010
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Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Daisy starts to think about Christmas in september; ideas for presents that friends and family will give, what to ask Santa for, even being told that she's in the school Christmas play, but can you guess what part? The trouble...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
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Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Holiday excitement nearly gets too much in this latest story about Daisy to whom too much is almost always happening! Daisy is going on holiday to Spain. She gets to go in a plane, to see a palm tree and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2009
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Tiger Ways
Kes Gray
Roar with laughter at another fantastically funny Daisy adventure! This edition comes with a fantastic fold-out theatre and finger puppets to encourage imaginative play and storytelling!
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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Daisy And The Trouble With Life
Kes Gray - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Daisy's problems are legion – and familiar! Life is just so unfair! She is grounded and that means her life is quite impossibly boring. But, should she have been grounded in the first place? Listen to Daisy tell her own...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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My Mum Goes To Work
Kes Gray
Packed full of reassuring and helpful messages for small children - and mothers, who will find it great to read aloud.
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2007
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Double Trouble
Kes Gray
Two fantastic stories about Daisy – a little girl who isn’t always as good as gold….In Really, really Daisy tells her new babysitter that she always has ice-cream and chips for tea; she tells her that she never goes to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2006
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