Ready Steady Mo! by Mo Farah, Kes Gray
  

Ready Steady Mo!

Written by Mo Farah, Kes Gray
Illustrated by Marta Kissi

3+ readers   Debuts of the Month   

RRP £6.99

The Lovereading4Kids comment

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book debut that will get kids reading, and running too!

Synopsis

Ready Steady Mo! by Mo Farah, Kes Gray

Do the MOBOT and get reading and running with Olympic gold medal winner, national treasure and father of four Mo Farah! Run on the pavement Run on the grass Run in the playground Perhaps not in class!

The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. Mo's inexhaustible spirit, Kes Gray's invaluable experience in writing much-loved picture books and Marta Kissi's vibrant illustrations make Ready Steady Go Mo! an exciting and fun read that also encourages exercise.

Watch out for more children's books by Mo Farah.

Reviews

This adventurous and exciting story becomes a fun and action-packed picture book with vibrant illustrations. * The School Librarian * It's the spirit of London 2012 in picture book form * Evening Standard * Bright backgrounds to every page set off the action-packed drawings and fast-paced rhyming text to great effect...a super book * Parents In Touch * Love, love love him and this book with its terrific, brimming over with energy, illustrations from Marta Kissi

and Kes Gray's rhyming text, that really does make you wanna get up and go - with little MO! Like the inspirational Mo himself

About the Author

Mo Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1983. As a young child he spent time in Djibouti before moving to England at the age of eight. Mo initially struggled with the language barrier, but his PE teacher quickly spotted his potential as a runner. After attending St Mary's Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre in Twickenham, Mo became a professional athlete. At the 2012 London Olympic Games he won gold in the 10,000m - Britain's first gold in this event. He followed this up with a stunning victory in the 5000m to become, in the words of Dave Moorcroft, 'the greatest male distance runner that Britain has ever seen.' Mo was appointed CBE in the Honours List in 2013. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Tania, and their three daughters Rhianna, Aisha and Amani. Kes Gray 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 the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. Marta Kissi is a London based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favourite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in London with her boyfriend and their pet plant Trevor.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mo Farah, Kes Gray
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Publisher

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

Publication date

28th July 2016

ISBN

9781444934076

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