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Oi Cat!

Written by Kes Gray

Illustrated by Jim Field

Part of the Oi Frog and Friends Series

Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on Oi Cat!

From the team behind the hugely popular Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! comes another daft and utterly wonderful new rhyming spectacular. Frog is in charge and has decided that cats must sit on gnats, much to Cat’s irritation.  Dog tries to help, running through various rhyming combinations, but Frog’s rules are rules and Cat is stuck on the gnats, until Dog has a brainwave: what if Cat was a kitty, or a mog? Children (and adults) will love the increasingly silly seating arrangements, and the ending will have everyone laughing.  Utterly brilliant! 

Andrea Reece

Oi Cat! Synopsis

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ... Don't miss this hilarious follow-up to Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. A brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness - perfect for children and parents alike.

According to Frog ... Cats sit on gnats, Dogs sit on logs, Raccoons sit on macaroons, Armadillos sit on pillows and Chicks sit on bricks. But wait! Cat doesn't like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules? Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018.

Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018.

Oi Cat! Press Reviews

Praise for the Oi books:

'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail

The rhymes in this book are enormously enjoyable and will have children giggling with delight. Another wonderful book to support phonics, rhyme and early reading, but most of all, to hook in young.  The English Association

The combination of Gray's writing and Field's illustrations work wonderfully once again, no matter what Gray fires at Field, he can draw it. Fans of the series will love this outing as it is essentially more of the same, but delve a little deeper and it is playing with the lore of the world. Not many children's books create a universe in which the characters inhabit, but Gray has achieved it. Fans should grab this with abandon, they will especially love the ending.  The Book Bag

It's a brilliant premise that can run and run, and with such appealing illustrations from Jim Field and such clever rhymes from Kes Gray, here's hoping it does... Colourful, witty and silly.  Book Trust

Oi Frog! was - and still is - a genius concept. The finale will have your little ones (and grown-up readers) giggling in delight. Truly fabulous.  Wales Daily Post

This joyful rhyming text will have children in fits of giggles, and adults enjoying the cleverness of the text.  Parents in Touch

This animal-rhyming silliness goes from strength-to-strength.   The Guardian

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444932522
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444932515
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444932522
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Jim Field
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Humorous

About Kes Gray

  Kes Gray is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 50 books for children of all ages, including critically acclaimed picture book, Oi Frog! (Hodder) and the Daisy series (Random House). As well as winning the Red House Children's Book Award for Eat Your Peas, Billy's Bucket and Daisy and the Trouble With Zoos(Random House), Kes was noted by The Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK only a year after publishing his first book. Kes lives with his wife and family in Essex.     

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