Twoo Twit by Kes Gray

Twoo Twit

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Mary McQuillan


Twoo Twit by Kes Gray

Owls are supposed to be wise, but Twoo Twit is anything but! He loves playing on haybales and playing poohsticks, but he really doesn't like going to school. Until one day when he goes to play in the church tower and gets the fright of his life! Suddenly, he realises that learning to read might actually be a good thing!A witty cautionary tale from award-winning children's author Kes Gray.


Twoo Twit is not a wise owl. And the reason why? He's a secret truant. It's not until his lack of education comes to light that he realizes there's a lot to be said for being a learned owl. An appealing tale of a cheeky errant owl who mends his ways. * Junior * Mary McQuillan's enchanting illustrations are full of lovely details. The bold brush stokes and colour and the beautifully careful compositions are equally well suited to getting across the fluffy cuteness of the forest creatures and the harshness of Twoo Twit's uncomfortable night. The delightful pictures lift the story above its rather worthy message sufficiently to engage even more cynical young readers. * * Although a cautionary tale, Twoo twit is thoroughly enjoyable * Write Away * Appealing * Junior * The illustrations are appealing with intriguing details * Practical Professional Child Care * This book will encourage would-be readers because it is such good fun * Carousel *

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

8th November 2007



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