Jim Field - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second, Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director whose previous clients have included Waterstones, Sainsbury's, Oxfam, The Independent, The Guardian, The FT, Channel 4, Virgin Mobile, Nokia, GQ, Haymarket and BAC. Cats Ahoy! is Jim's first picture book, and his vibrant, energetic style and witty detail is sure to delight children and adults alike.

Featured books by Jim Field

Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

9+ readers

Author: David Baddiel Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2018

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

5+ readers

Author: Rachel Bright Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ... A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship and sharing from the award-winning creators of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Perfect for competitive friends and sibling rivals! APraise for The Lion Inside: 'heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed' Parents in Touch 'A delight to read over and over again' WRD'Captivating' Books for Keeps 'Will easily win over readers' The Book List 'Field is on top form, offering so many imaginative framings and irreverent characterizations that readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity.' Publishers Weekly 'Brilliant ... had me in hoots of laughter' The Bookbag Praise for The Koala Who Could: 'Fabulous rhymes, I'm in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends' children.' Claudia Winkleman

The Pest in the Nest Book 2

The Pest in the Nest Book 2

7+ readers

Author: Julian Gough Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)'PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.'Owch. He's hurt his own ears again.What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done.But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ...From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman

How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Kes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.

Other books by Jim Field

Oi Frog!

Oi Frog!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

A hilarious mix and match edition of the bestselling Oi Frog!. The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ... 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 with this great mix and match book you can make up your own variations! Praise for the Oi books: 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail 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. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Rainbow Boots

Rainbow Boots

Author: Chris Powling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

All the kids in school have a pair of Rainbow Boots - well, all of them except Denzil! So he pretends that his are being customised and soon he's trapped in a web of lies. But are the Rainbow Boots really worth all this hassle? A hilarious school comedy from popular writer Chris Powling with illustrations from the brilliant Jim Field. Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper with a dyslexia friendly font, Rainbow Boots is aimed at readers aged 9+ and has a manageable length (64 pages) and reading age (7+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Otter Chaos - The Dam Busters

Otter Chaos - The Dam Busters

Author: Michael Broad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

From the award-winning author of Space Mutts comes the second otterly chaotic title! Part of the Awesome Animals range - the funniest fiction staring the wildest wildlife! There's a new family on the river... the beavers. And they're ruining everything for the Otters. The beavers' big fat dam has blocked up the river and worse... it's stopped their supply of delicious crayfish! Something must be done! It seems like things can't get any worse for our otters until they discover a mountain lion has also moved in. Can the riverside families overcome their differences to scare off this hungry-looking foe?

Grandpa Christmas

Grandpa Christmas

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo teams up with bestselling illustrator Jim Field in this stunning Christmas picture book. Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card - you'll have plenty of those - and instead of a present - you'll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter . . . Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds. But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger . . . His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world. Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa's wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world. This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field's emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share. Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has written over one hundred books and won countless awards. In 1976 Michael and his wife Clare started the charity Farms For City Children, which aims to relieve the poverty of experience of young children from inner city and urban areas. In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work in creating these farms and in 2006 Michael received an OBE. His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play as well as a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. Michael is a tireless champion for children's books and was formerly the Children's Laureate. Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. He is perhaps best known for drawings frogs on logs in the bestselling picture book series Oi Frog! He has illustrated children's books with Kes Grey, Michelle Robinson, Rachel Bright, Jeanne Willis, Steve Cole and comedian David Baddiel. His first picture book Cats Ahoy won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and he has been nominated for several other awards including the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. In 2016, The Bookseller listed Jim as the 6th top selling illustrator. Jim grew up in Farborough and now lives in Paris with his wife and daughter.

The Way Home For Wolf

The Way Home For Wolf

Author: Rachel Bright Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A feel-good tale of friendship set in the snowy Arctic from the creators of the bestselling, multi-award-winning The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Wilf is as strong and independent as a wolf cub can be. He doesn't need help from his friends and family - whatever it is, he can do it ALL BY HIMSELF. But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the snow and chill of an Arctic night, he discovers something important - sometimes we all need the help of a friend to keep us safe and show us the way. Look out for more books by Rachel Bright and Jim Field: The Lion Inside The Koala Who Could The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book - jam-packed with animals and silliness! From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog! Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit? And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names... Over to you Frog! The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog and Friends is a Top Ten Bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (among others). And Oi Goat! was a 2018 World Book Day Book.

Rabbit and Bear: Attack of the Snack Book 3

Rabbit and Bear: Attack of the Snack Book 3

Author: Julian Gough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week) SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo. 'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman

The Blockbuster Baddiel Box (The Person Controller, The Parent Agency, AniMalcolm, Birthday Boy) Four Hilarious Novels of Heart, Humour and Wishes Gone Wrong

The Blockbuster Baddiel Box (The Person Controller, The Parent Agency, AniMalcolm, Birthday Boy) Four Hilarious Novels of Heart, Humour and Wishes Gone Wrong

Author: David Baddiel Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/05/2018

Four Hilarious Novels of Heart, Humour and Wishes Gone Wrong. THE PARENT AGENCY Barry said, a third time, I wish I had better parents! And then suddenly the entire room started to shake... ...there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don't have children. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple... THE PERSON CONTROLLER Fred and Ellie are twins. Not identical but they do like all the same things, especially video games. When they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a very special video game controller it seems to be the answer to all their problems and the key to all their wildest dreams... ANIMALCOLM Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the school trip, so he finds himself on the bus, heading to... oh no. A farm! Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals and what it's really like to be an animal. It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before? BIRTHDAY BOY What if it was every day? This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...

The Koala Who Could

The Koala Who Could

Author: Rachel Bright Format: Board book Release Date: 27/02/2018

A glorious board book edition of the award-winning The Koala Who Could. A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about overcoming worries, and dealing with change. Meet Kevin, a koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not . . . and if you let it, change can be the making of you. Kevin the Koala discovers this and more in this delightful picture book from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside. WINNER of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize 2017 and the Sainsbury's Book Award 2017! 'Fabulous rhymes, I'm in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends' children.' Claudia Winkleman 'A feel-good rhyming tale . . . Field's Australian animals are a treat' - Bookseller

Rabbit and Bear: Attack of the Snack Book 3

Rabbit and Bear: Attack of the Snack Book 3

Author: Julian Gough Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week) SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo. 'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman

Oi Frog! Jigsaw Book

Oi Frog! Jigsaw Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

A jigsaw book edition of the bestselling Oi Frog!. Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. What do frogs sit on? Sofas? No! They sit on logs, of course. Simple, sturdy jigsaw pieces show the right, rhyming answer, while underneath the puzzle, on the right hand page, is a funny wrong answer. Kids will love piecing it together and saying the rhymes aloud. Based on the bestselling picture book Oi Frog!, this jigsaw book will delight and inspire children - and adults - for hours. 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. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Oi Frog! Big Book

Oi Frog! Big Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A big book edition of this bestselling picture book, perfect for the classroom. Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter. Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian 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. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel Without a Story

Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel Without a Story

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Second in the series of funny animal adventures in the city, for fans of Dick King-Smith, Awesome Animals and Disney classics; illustrated by Jim Field. Mazwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs are ready for another adventure when they meet Ant; an unusually small squirrel in search of a story. Luckily, the city has a new mystery - animals are disappearing from the zoo, and soon the gang are dealing with grumpy lions, wise-cracking monkeys and the suspicious Snyder Lard, Security Guard. Will Maxwell solve the mystery, save the zoo and find Ant his story?

Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

Author: David Baddiel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field's witty, stylish illustrations. What if it was every day? This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. So, at first, it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again... But it's not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Author: Rachel Bright Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of THE LION INSIDE. Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ... A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship and sharing from the bestselling creators of THE LION INSIDE and THE KOALA WHO COULD. Perfect for competitive friends and sibling rivals! Praise for THE LION INSIDE: 'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed' Parents in Touch 'A delight to read over and over again' WRD 'Captivating' Books for Keeps 'Will easily win over readers' The Book List 'Field is on top form, offering so many imaginative framings and irreverent characterizations that readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity.' Publishers Weekly 'Brilliant ... had me in hoots of laughter' The Bookbag

The Lion Inside Board Book

The Lion Inside Board Book

Author: Rachel Bright Format: Board book Release Date: 09/02/2017

From the Roald-Dahl-Funny-Prize winning artist behind smash hit, Oi Frog! comes a feelgood story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. The Lion Inside has taken the bookshops by storm, and, with bright, bold artwork and rhyming text from Rachel Bright, this chunky board book edition is perfect for even the littlest of fans. This stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime. 'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed' - Parents in Touch

Rabbit and Bear: The Pest in the Nest Book 2

Rabbit and Bear: The Pest in the Nest Book 2

Author: Julian Gough Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2017

'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend ... PEACE AND QUIET, shouts Rabbit. THAT'S ALL I WANT. Owch. He's hurt his own ears again. What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done. But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ... A story of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.

Card Tricks and Games

Card Tricks and Games

Author: Sam Taplin, Phillip Clarke Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/10/2016

AniMalcolm

AniMalcolm

Author: David Baddiel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children's books and winner of the LOLLIES award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal... Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to... oh no. A farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it's really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact... It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is... yourself.

Quick Quack Quentin

Quick Quack Quentin

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

From the creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! Frog comes an hilarious tale about one duck's quest for a missing vowel! Quentin was a duck with a very quick quack. 'QUCK!' said Quentin. 'What's wrong with me?' Quentin's quack has lost its A. Do any of the other animals have one to spare? Not likely! APES don't want to be PES. SNAKES don't want to be SNKES. PANDAS don't want to be PNDAS or even PANDS. Will Quentin be stuck with a very quick QUCK?! Brilliant for reading out loud and teaching children about vowels and animals. Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! 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.

Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs

Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs

Author: Steve Voake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

A new series of funny, warm-hearted animal adventures for fans of Dick King-Smith, Awesome Animals and Disney classics like Lady and the Tramp; illustrated by Jim Field. Funny stories for fans of Dick King-Smith and Disney Classic animal adventures; with art by Jim Field. Maxwell Mutt might be small, but his heart is big and the city is full of adventure. Before long, he teams up with a gang of downtown dogs: Restreppo the retired police-dog, Mr B the homely bulldog and Madison the angry poodle (do not mention his hairdo). When Maxwell hears the call of a friend in need, the dogs brave the big, bright city, where they hear tales of the Collector; the cruellest ever dog-catcher. But dreams, fun and adventure are waiting along the way...

Oi Frog! Board Book

Oi Frog! Board Book

Author: Kes Gray Format: Board book Release Date: 14/07/2016

The board book edition of the bestselling rhyming story, jam-packed with the silliest of animals, will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog!, Oi Cat! and Oi Duck-billed Platypus! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian 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. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Card Games to Play

Card Games to Play

Author: Phillip Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

A comprehensive guide featuring the rules to 50+ card games with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Includes Whist, Rummy, Pontoon and Chase the Ace. Also defines card-playing terminology, such as the names of the suits and words like 'hand', 'deal', 'discard' and 'stock'.

How Many Legs?

How Many Legs?

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2015

From the award winning creators of Oi Frog! comes an hilarious counting picture book about our four-legged - and two-legged and eight-legged - friends! How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! 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.

The Parent Agency

The Parent Agency

Author: David Baddiel Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2014

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child - and for the child in everyone. Barry said, a third time, I wish I had better parents! And then suddenly the entire room started to shake... Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it's number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) `being boring' and 3) `always being tired'. But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don't have children. That's far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple... Illustrated by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Jim Field.

Oi Frog!

Oi Frog!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2014

Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter. Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus!, coming out autumn 2018. From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian 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. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

There's a Lion in My Cornflakes

There's a Lion in My Cornflakes

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Have you ever collected coupons from a cereal box? Maybe you were saving them up for a book or a toy. Well, when Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! A wildly wacky story where anything can happen, There's a Lion in My Cornflakes brings together bestselling author Michelle Robinson and award-winning illustrator Jim Field for the very first time, with hilarious results.

Otter Chaos!

Otter Chaos!

Author: Michael Broad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

The sixth animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The otterly bonkers Brown family are HUGELY excited, as today's the day they move to their new home. But when they get there they find the beastly Black family have got there first! This riverbank ain't big enough for the both of them, so there's only one thing for it: war. Well, not REAL war. Otters are more into playing than fighting, so instead they decide to hold a giant sports day - and may the best otters win! Whether that's the Browns or the Blacks, only time will tell, but one thing's for sure, it's bound to be OTTER CHAOS!

Rainbow Boots

Rainbow Boots

Author: Chris Powling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Denzil is the only kid in the school without a pair of Rainbow Boots. So he pretends he's waiting for a special handmade pair. As the lies pile up, what will Denzil do when he can't pretend any more? School comedy. Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 9+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (7+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

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