Oi Cat! by Kes Gray

Oi Cat!

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Jim Field
Part of the Oi Frog and Friends Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats must sit on gnats, much to Cat’s irritation. Dog tries to help, running through various rhyming combinations, but Frog’s rules are rules and Cat is stuck on the gnats, until Dog has a brainwave: what if Cat was a kitty, or a mog? Children (and adults) will love the increasingly silly seating arrangements, and the ending will have everyone laughing. Utterly brilliant! ~ Andrea Reece


Oi Cat! by Kes Gray

The next hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Field, creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! and Oi Dog!

According to Frog . . .Cats sit on gnats, Dogs sit on logs, Raccoons sit on macaroons, Armadillos sit on pillows and Chicks sit on bricks. But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom!

Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?


Praise for the series:

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 Gray

In a career spanning twenty years Kes Gray 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


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

Publication date

7th September 2017




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