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Jez Alborough - Author

About the Author

 

Jez Alborough is a hugely popular, award-winning author and illustrator of books for children, well-known for his stories about Bobo the chimp, star of Hug, Tall and Yes, as well as his tales about Eddy and the Bear, which inspired a BAFTA-winning animated TV series. He lives in Richmond, Surrey. 

 

Featured books by Jez Alborough

Hugo the Hare's Rainy Day

Hugo the Hare's Rainy Day

Baby and Toddler

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

A hilarious story about learning to find fun in the things you hate, from the bestselling author of Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile and Billy the Goat's Big Breakfast.

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Six Little Chicks

Six Little Chicks

Baby and Toddler

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

A perfect Easter treat.  The rollicking rhythmic text in this story is rammed with catchy refrains that beg to be shouted out. Children will love the repeated action words and thinking of new ways to act them out.

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Other books by Jez Alborough

Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Celebratory 25th anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite. A case of mistaken identity among teddy bears - and a phenomenal bestseller! Little Eddy loses his toy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods - where he's in for a gigantic surprise.

Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2018

Exciting new board book version of the much-loved family favourite. For over 25 years, children have read and loved this fabulous shout-out-loud story of a case of mistaken identity among teddy bears! A phenomenal bestseller, Where's My Teddy? tells the tale of Little Eddy who loses his toy teddy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods - where he's in for a gigantic surprise!

Six Little Chicks

Six Little Chicks

Author: Jez Alborough Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2018

Busy Hen has five little chicks to look after while making sure number six - still an egg - stays warm. The last thing she needs is hairy, scary Fox sniffing about. She is frantic when the other birds warn her that her chicks are in danger, but her five little chicks are a lot braver than she realises!From the author of HUG and DUCK IN THE TRUCK, this rollicking, rhythmic Easter text is rammed with catchy refrains that beg to be shouted out. Children will love the repeated action words and thinking of new ways to act them out.

Some Dogs Do

Some Dogs Do

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2018

Send your spirits soaring with this powerful, positive rhyming tale. On the way to school one day, Sid is so full of happiness that he starts to fly. But no one believes him. Dogs don't fly, they say. Poor Sid is miserable, until his dad lets him in on an amazing secret: some dogs do!

My Friend Bear

My Friend Bear

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Eddie and the bear are back, but can it be true? Yes! They're inseparable! Eddy is feeling sad and so is the Bear. They both wish they had a friend to talk to. All they've got are their teddies, and teddies can't talk. Or can they? A great first look at friendship and feelings from master picture book maker, Jez Alborough.

It's the Bear!

It's the Bear!

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Eddy doesn't want to go to the woods for a picnic with Mum. He's scared that the huge hungry bear who lives there will make a picnic out of him!

Hug

Hug

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2016

A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Just try to resist Jez Alborough's latest charmer! Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos - even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ever find the hug he needs? Using only the single word hug throughout the book, this simple, endearing story is told through Jez Alborough's gorgeous, detailed artwork.

Cwtsh

Cwtsh

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2014

Fix-it Duck and Other Stories

Fix-it Duck and Other Stories

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Three hilarious stories from the bestselling Duck in the Truck series by highly-regarded author/illustrator Jez Alborough are now brought together in one volume! Watch out! Duck is about - and that usually spells trouble! Whether he is trying to fix a dripping tap, joining in with a game of baseball or flying a kite, there is certainly never a dull moment for Duck's long-suffering friends, Goat, Sheep and Frog! Contains: Fix-it Duck Hit the Ball Duck Super Duck

Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2014

A celebrated picture book is brought to life as a Mini Pop-Up Classic. Eddy's lost his teddy, Freddy. So off the goes to the wood to find him. But the wood is dark and horrible and little Eddy is in for a gigantic surprise! This timeless and well-loved story is brought to life in a special Mini Pop-Up Classic edition, making it the perfect gift and a book to treasure time and time again.

Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile

Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Nat the Cat jumps out of bed with a smile spread halfway round her head. She's packed a delicious picnic to share with her friends, Billy Goat and Hugo Hare. But Billy and Hugo are both feeling down. They are just not in a picnicky mood. Nat carries on alone, but she soon finds that her smile is gone. Luckily, she's passed on her smile to her friends and they soon come along to cheer her right back up again! Another gorgeous rhyming treat from the glorious Jez Alborough

The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book

The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2010

A wonderfully noisy picture book, featuring brand new characters, from the creator of the bestselling The Duck in the Truck. While Farmer Dougal sleeps, Sheep and his friends board the tractor and take turns making engine sounds. But what if their loud honks, moos and squeaks wake the farmer...? Children will love copying animal noises in this joyful story about the power of imaginary play from the internationally renowned creator of Duck in the Truck and Hug.

Captain Duck

Captain Duck

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

New cover reissue in million copy best-selling Duck in the Truck series. `Ahoy there, sailors!' comes a cry. `Is this a boating trip I spy?' If there are seas to be explored, make way... CAPTAIN DUCK'S ON BOARD! As usual with Duck, things get terribly out of hand when he takes the long-suffering Frog and Sheep on a trip out to sea in Goat's boat! But although Duck likes to think of himself as an expert sailor he soon runs into problems and the friends have to spend a long, cold night out on the rolling waves.

Fix-It Duck

Fix-It Duck

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

New cover reissue in million copy best-selling Duck in the Truck series. Plop! goes the drip that drops from the cup. Duck looks down and Duck looks up. `A leak in the roof, oh! What bad luck. This is a job for FIX-IT DUCK.' Can he fix it? No he can't! Duck wants to show off his DIY skills. But, the trouble is, when Duck starts fixing things, the problems are only just beginning...

Super Duck

Super Duck

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2009

Hilarious, action-packed new title in the bestselling Duck in the Truck series from highly-regarded picture book creator, Jez Alborough. Make way SUPER DUCK is here! Goat is eager to try out his new kite with the help of friends, Sheep and Frog. But, just they are about to see if it will fly, Super Duck arrives in his super truck. And, as always when Duck is around, things are bound to go wrong! Indeed it is not long before Frog is carried up into the sky on the end of the kite's string. Poor Frog! Can Super Duck save the day?

Duck in the Truck

Duck in the Truck

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2009

Watch out! Here comes Duck in a brand new edition of the first book in the million copy bestselling series! This is the tale of a duck in a truck - a truck that was stuck in some yucky brown muck. A sheep in a jeep and a frog in a bush saw the truck stuck and gave it a push. But the truck stayed stuck! What now, can you guess? Could a goat in a boat get them out of this mess?

Cuddly Dudley

Cuddly Dudley

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2007

A comically cuddly tale about an irresistibly huggable penguin called Dudley. Dudley is so lovely and cuddly that his brothers and sisters just can't leave him alone - even when he wants some time to himself. So Dudley sets off alone across the tundra, until he discovers that maybe being with friends - and being incredibly cuddly - isn't so bad after all...

Washing Line

Washing Line

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

Guess which clothes belong to which animal in this fun flip-flap book from the creator of the bestselling Hug. Whose are those enormous underpants, those stripy socks, that tiny dress hanging on the washing line? Which animal do they belong to? Flip the flaps to find out!

Yes

Yes

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2007

Cuddle up with Bobo the chimp in this adorable bedtime tale perfectly combining warmth and simplicity, told using just eight words. YES! Bobo loves bath time. But when Mummy comes to put him to bed, Bobo says NO! Will the naughty little chimp ever get out of the bath and snuggle down to sleep?

Tall

Tall

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2006

Cuddle up with this adorable sequel to the ever-popular, award-winning Hug. Bobo the baby chimp is walking through the jungle. Everyone seems to be taller than he is! So he climbs on top of a lizard, a lion cub, an elephant and even a giraffe in his attempt to be tallest ... until he wobbles, and wobbles ... and slips! Luckily, mummy is there to rescue him. Bobo realizes that sometimes the size you are is the size you're meant to be!

Where's My Teddy? Listen And Join In Cd

Where's My Teddy? Listen And Join In Cd

Author: Jez Alborough Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2006

Hit the Ball, Duck

Hit the Ball, Duck

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2005

A hilarious new adventure featuring the inimitable Duck and his long-suffering friends, Sheep, Goat and Frog. Duck and friends go out one day with a bat, a ball and a glove to play. Duck hits the ball - but where does it fall? On a branch in the tree, now they can't play at all. Frog has an idea, Duck lends a hand but nothing turns out quite as planned.

It's the Bear!

It's the Bear!

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2004

Eddy doesn't want to go to the woods for a picnic with Mum. He's scared that the huge hungry bear who lives there will make a picnic out of him!

My Friend Bear

My Friend Bear

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2004

Eddie and the bear are back, but can it be true? Yes! They're inseparable! Eddy and the Bear are both feeling sad. They both wish they had a friend to talk to. All they've got are their teddies, and teddies can't talk. Or can they?

Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2004

A case of mistaken identity among teddy bears - and a phenomenal bestseller! A case of mistaken identity among teddy bears - and a phenomenal bestseller! Little Eddy loses his toy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods - where he's in for a gigantic surprise.

Hug

Hug

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2002

A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Just try to resist Jez Alborough's latest charmer! Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos - even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ever find the hug he needs? Using only the single word hug throughout the book, this simple, endearing story is told through Jez Alborough's gorgeous, detailed artwork.

Duck in the Truck

Duck in the Truck

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2000

Here comes Duck in his truck, the wonderful new character soon to be the focus of a whole new series. But watch out for that rock Duck ! too late Duck's truck is stuck in the muck! The truck is well and truly stuck, but luckily help is at hand in the form of a Frog. When the Frog and the Duck fail to eject the truck, they enlist the help of a Sheep who just happens to be passing by in his green jeep. But even the might of the sheep can't move the truck. Fortunately, there is a nearby lake and at this very moment a clever goat floats by relaxing in his boat. He devises a cunning plan which does indeed set the truck free! but with unexpected and hilarious consequences.

Balloon

Balloon

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/1998

Billy saw it Mummy bought it Man threw it Billy caught it... When Billy spots a beautiful, big, stripy balloon in the park one day, Mummy buys it for him. But Billy doesn't manage to hold on to it for long, and soon he and Mummy, and Puppy, are chasing it all over the park. This charming story of a little boy's adventure in the park is told in a rhythmic style that can't fail to keep the reader turning the pages with the momentum of the chase. Accompanied by the author's endearing illustrations, young children will want to return this to this book again and again.

Balloon

Balloon

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/1998

Billy saw it Mummy bought it Man threw it Billy caught it! When Billy spots a beautiful, big, stripy balloon in the park one day, Mummy buys it for him. But Billy doesn't manage to hold on to it for too long, and soon he and Mummy, and Puppy, are chasing it all over the park. This charming story of a little boy's adventure in the park is told in a rhythmic style that can't fail to keep the reader turning the pages with the momentum of the chase. Accompanied by the author's endearing illustrations, young children will want to return this to this book again and again.

Where's My Teddy?

Where's My Teddy?

Author: Jez Alborough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/1994

A case of mistaken identity among teddy bears - and a phenomenal bestseller! Little Eddy loses his toy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods - where he's in for a gigantic surprise.

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