Author(s): Kes Grey
From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, 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 is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011.
An hilarious exploration of the alphabet Parents In Touch A quacking read aloud, a fun introduction to vowels and a brilliant way of showing children they need to be flexible in their approach to letters and sounds. Red Reading Hub The children at school gave this book a rarely awarded 100 out of 10...An absolute delight of a book so please go and grab one for your bookshelves as quickly as you can! The Bookbag From the creators of the excellent 'Oi, Frog', this is a must-have book for class libraries to share with children who are learning to read and write. ...Jim Field's illustrations work brilliantly for this story - but be warned, you'll need to practice before attempting to read it aloud! Reading Zone Fun and colourful tale Daily Express A really fantastic book. A must buy for all phonics teachers!! Reading Zone This picture book is based on a clever idea for helping emergent readers understand the connection between sounds and letters ... Jim Field's comical animal caricatures, bold and definite against brightly coloured backgrounds, make this learning journey a humorous pleasure. The Sunday Times Fans of Oi Frog! ... will not be disappointed ...Once again, clever wordplay is at the heart of the story Teach Early Years Another hit from an award-winning duo Nursery World The partnership of Kes Gray and Jim Field has produced two of the best picture books in recent years ... Perfect for children learning to read, write and spell Huffington Post
Kes lives in Witham , Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is a major new talent heading for big success. In brief... Jim Field is a lead driven, pencil pushing, 12 volt DC enhanced, 25 frames per second, illustrator and animator of 2 headed dogs and hands with 3 fingers, caffeine filled, commission loving, led zeppelin fan. amen. Extended version... Hailing from the town of Farnborough (the one with the Airshow), Jim drew from a very early age with a burning ambition to 'make cartoons'. He studied animation at Hull School of Art and Design, graduated in 2002, gradually paved his way into the animation industry working as a director for Partizan in London. Meanwhile, he was also penning his way as a freelance illustrator working for editorial publications... His first picture book Cats Ahoy! written by Peter Bently won the Booktrust Roald Dahl-Funny Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. His favourite picture books include 'The Jolly Postman' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers and anything illustrated by Charley Harper. Jim likes to dabble playing his guitar in-between scanning and waiting for publishers feedback. Jim lives in East London with his three bikes and girlfriend.