Our Twitchy by Kes Gray


Our Twitchy by Kes Gray

Twitchy and his family eat carrots and live in a burrow just like an ordinary rabbit family. But one day Milfoil the cow and Sedge the horse decide to tell Twitchy they are not his real rabbit mum and dad. Twitchy is so upset he is convinced that he must turn himself into a horse or a cow so Sedge and Milfoil will still love him. So he pegs up his ears like a cow's and makes his tail long like a horse's; and he moos and he neighs just like his adoptive parents. But Milfoil and Sedge don't want him to change. They love him just as he is, as much as if they were his real mum and dad. And they always will!


Gray deftly balances emotions in this entertaining and ultimately reassuring story. . . . McQuillan lends a sense of movement to her sunny paintings with very deliberate brushstrokes, lines and dabs that create appealing textures, and make her charming animal portraits and pastoral scenes pop. -- Publishers Weekly, starred An easy and comforting look at a different kind of family. -- Kirkus Reviews This touching story will amuse readers as they, along with Twitchy, discover that being in a family is about love and acceptance. -- School Library Journal

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: From 3


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Publication date

5th August 2004



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