How Many Legs? by Kes Gray

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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 adds a few more legs. But what about when a squid arrives on a buffalo? Or when an octopus riding a pig turns up? Or if a centipede came wriggling by? It is fun counting all the legs but when that gets too complicated it is also fun just to enjoy all the animals having fun! ~ Julia Eccleshare


How Many Legs? by Kes Gray

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!

Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011.

Kes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.


Chaotically funny. The Bookseller

Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field:

'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail

About the Author

Kes Gray

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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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th February 2015




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