Oi Dog! by Kes Gray, Claire Gray

Oi Dog!

Written by Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Illustrated by Jim Field

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All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but Frog is determined to challenge that. According to Frog, Dogs sit on Logs, Cats sit on Gnats, Mice sit on Ice, Bears sit on Stairs and Whales sit on Nails whether they like it or not! Jim Field’s illustrations chart the new seating arrangements brilliantly.~ Julia Eccleshare


Oi Dog! by Kes Gray, Claire Gray

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter.

Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules - only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs. 'Well, I'm changing the rules,' said the frog. 'From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!' And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too.

Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is FROG going to sit?

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.


It's not often I laugh out loud when reading picture books. This was one of those rare occasions...Great stuff -- Ann Giles Book Witch

A gem of a book which gets funnier and funnier as you read through the outrageous suggestions. Parents In Touch

I think perhaps the Gray/Field team have, between them, managed to out-dog Oi Frog with Oi Dog! It's absolutely un-missable Red Reading Hub

I simply implore you to buy it so you can enjoy it for yourself! I simply want to say that this was my most anticipated book of the year and it hasn't disappointed. It has exceeded all expectations...And I think it is my 'Book of the Year'! Book Bairn

Praise for Oi, Frog!:

'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail

'Everyone will love it.' - The Guardian

‘This is simply an absolute delight to read aloud with your child and became a firm bedtime favourite with my 6 year old daughter, Coco’ Jo Whiley, Radio 2

'You'd be hard pressed to find a more entertaining book than this stunningly illustrated story... an absolute treat.’ - Daily Mail

‘Delightfully mad’ – The Telegraph

‘Storytime will never be the same. Impossible to resist’ – Kirkus

‘Laugh out loud funny, with great illustrations... cries out for a second reading immediately! * * * * *’ - Bookbag

‘Delightfully wicked, will have the whole family laughing!' - Norwich Evening News

‘Gets our vote for funniest book of 2014. A brilliant, brightly coloured gift that is guaranteed to have you in stitches'. - Mumsnet

About the Author

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 the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second, Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and his vibrant, energetic style and witty detail delight children and adults alike.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Kes Gray, Claire Gray
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

6th October 2016




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