Cluck O'Clock by Kes Gray

Cluck O'Clock

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Mary McQuillan


Cluck O'Clock by Kes Gray

A witty and warm tell-the-time book, created by Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog, and Mary McQuillan. Cluck O' Clock is a tell-the-time book with a difference. It recounts a day in the life of a group of chickens - each with individual and distinct personalities - as they fill their lives with food, exercise, visiting - and waiting for the fox. Teaches children to tell the time in a fun, but informative way. '... teachers and librarians will be happy to give this tale a few minutes in story hours about chickens or clocks'. - Kirkus Reviews


Kids will no doubt enjoy this lighthearted, behind the scenes peek at a traditional family-run farm. * publishers weekley * Gray's clever rhyming couplets bounce right along as they conjure breezy barnyard scenarios. In her cross-hatched, textured painting, McQuillan blends inviting views of sunny blue sky and verdant pasture. * publishers weekly * Charmingly eccentric * Sunday Tribune * A joy of a book which smalls and their parents will enjoy * Newbury Weekly News * A sharp, witty and unusual tell-the-time book * Reading Evening Post *

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 July 2010



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