Baby On Board by Kes Gray
  

Baby On Board

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Sarah Nayler

Synopsis

Baby On Board by Kes Gray

A reissue of Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder and Sarah Nayler's first ever picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children.The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in the book get bigger, reflecting increase of time and size, until at the end the pages are full size, as is the baby, ready to be born.This book will appeal to all young children, and will assist their understanding and development.'A clear, often witty, text combines perfectly with the pictures to make this a most original picture book.' - Books For Keeps

Reviews

...light-hearted and amusing... * Writing Magazine * A must for anyone expecting a second child * Angels and Urchins * The funny descriptions of both the developing baby and accounts of family life make it an excellent and informative book. * Family Interest Magazine * A funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. * Amazon * Uniquely fresh * Parents News * An excellent book with an interesting and effective design. * Books For Keeps * Contemporary wordplay for the text and a jaunty colour palette make this story about the development of a baby inside Rosy's mum appealing. * Nursery world * A clear, often witty, text combines perfectly with the pictures to make this a most original picture book. * Books For Keeps * The illustrations are bright and distinctive and the last double spread summarising the baby's development is most helpful and likely to encourage the young listeners to talk and question * Books for Keeps * An excellent book with an interesting and effective design ... clear, often witty text combines perfectly with the pictures to make this a most original picture book * Books For Keeps * A wonderful antidote to the saccharine-sweet approach of many new baby picture books * The Children's Bookseller * An amusing, contemporary baby development book through the eyes of a small child ... excellent and informative * Family Interest Magazine * Down-to-earth but highly entertaining ... with something for readers of all ages * The Guardian * Hilariously funny * Reading Evening Post * A must for anyone expecting a second child * Angels & Urchins * Uniquely fresh * Parents News * Another guide to your baby's development, presented with a wicked sense of humour * Mother & Baby *

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Kes Gray
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Author's Website

www.kesgray.com/

Publisher

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

Publication date

3rd July 2014

ISBN

9781444920901


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