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Kes Gray

The author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and other Daisy books (illustrated by Nick Sharratt), Kes Gray won the Red House Children’s Book Award for younger readers and also works as a freelance advertising copywriter. He lives in Essex with his wife and children and has been named as one of the Top 10 Children’s Authors in the UK.


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Kes Gray Books

  • Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ZOS2
    Paperback 7 years +
    (2)
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    Kes Gray struck a chord with his toddler picture book Eat Your Peas, and he now introduces Daisy to an older readership In Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos. Illustrated by Nick Sharratt and Garry Parsons, Daisy's adventures with penguins will have newly independent readers laughing uproariously. This brilliant book was a winner of a Red House Children's Book Award and will delight readers from 7+.
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: DYI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This brand new Daisy adventure book is a truly laugh-out-loud story from award-winning author, Kes Gray.

    Daisy is off to Bobbington Hall on a school trip with lots of children and few teachers. There'll be olden toilets, suits of armour and maybe even secret passages...

    But can anyone find them? And what will happen if they do?
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AUI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Kes Gray's Daisy is a popular and mischievous character and in this book she's getting into more trouble than eve before.

    When Daisy's best friend Gabby turns up at her house with the most awesome water-squirting micro-scooter, Daisy decides she needs one as well. Unfortunately, they cost a LOT of money.

    To afford it, Daisy and Gabby hatch a marvellous money-making plan...
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  • Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BZNNM
    Paperback 3 years +
    You've enjoyed Oi Frog! Now say 'Oi' to a duck-billed platypus!

    This read-aloud picture book is packed with animals and silliness as it asks where duck-billed platypuses, kookaburras and hippopotamuses are meant to sit... Their names don't rhyme, after all!

    This is a silly and funny book to read aloud.
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  • Oi Frog

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AMHGW
    Paperback 3 years +
    Kes Gray and Jim Field's Oi Frog! is a funny rhyming tale about a frog who keeps sitting in other animals' special places.

    Frog learns that cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs and gofas sit on sofas but what about him? He certainly doesn't want to sit on a log...

    Stupendously silly, this is a zany, laugh-out-loud tale to share with any little animal lover.
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  • Oi Cat!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BQHCT
    Paperback 3 years +
    You've read Oi Frog! and Oi Dog!, now try Oi Cat!

    Kes Gray and Jim Field's silly story is packed with rhyming text as Cat decides he's had enough of sitting on gnats... Can Frog and Dog help him change the rules?
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  • Oi Dog!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AVHAJ
    Paperback 3 years +
    Your children loved Oi Frog!, now wait until they discover the barking brilliant delights of Oi Dog!

    Cat is insisting on rules of where everyone sits but Frog has had enough and decides to start a revolutions... Dogs no longer have o sit on frogs. How would the cat feel if he had to sit on a gnat?
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AMASG
    Paperback
    (1)
    Daisy's getting into trouble again, and this time it's at her school Sports Day! Daisy's determined to win her race, and she and best friend Gabby have been training hard. They're going for gold! They're in the zone! They're sticking to a strict athlete's diet of Mars bars, Twiglets and cheese strings! Trouble is, everyone else in the class wants to win too...
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Life

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ADVBE
    Paperback 5 years +
    The trouble with life is it's SOOOOOOOOO unfair. Daisy's been grounded. No HOPPING or SKIPPING, FLYING or PARACHUTING. She's lucky she's even been allowed out of her bedroom after what she's done. But what HAS she done that is SOOOOOOOOOOO naughty? You'll have to read the book to find out! Daisy and the Trouble with Life features Daisy's hilarious musings about the trouble with everything, from her goldfish Freddie who thinks it's a dolphin, to the school name-caller Jack Beechwhistle, and hosepipes that don't do as they're told. Now, if only Daisy can find a word to rhyme with hippopotamus, she and Gabby can magic next door's cat into a hippo. When she's un-grounded and off the loo, of course ...
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AXGRF
    Paperback
    Daisy is SO excited! She's been picked to look after the class hamsters, Pickle and Pops, over the Easter holidays - AND her mum's taking her to Chocolate Land!!! Trouble is, the two things probably shouldn't mix... The totally troublesome and laugh-out-loud funny new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.
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  • Oi Get Stuck In! Sticker Activity Book

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BXVID
    Paperback
    We bet your children can't wait to get stuck into this book based around Kes Gray's Oi Frog and Friends series.

    The fun, flowing text is full of delightful rhymes while there are also activities to complete and stickers to stick including gophers on sofa, lambs on jam and puffins on muffins!
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AVHSW
    Paperback
    It's Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark ...in the fog ...with a vampire ...armed only with a torch and some silly string. GULP! The funny, spooky and totally troublesome new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ADUZB
    Paperback 5 years +
    Daisy is incredibly excited when her uncle offers to take her on a fishing trip. There's so much new stuff to learn! Like how water witches turn fishermen into dog poos, why supermarkets don't stock picknicky things like lemonade and chicken wings on the same shelf, and why it's a really, really bad idea to use wriggly tiggly maggots as catapult amunition...
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ADUVM
    Paperback 5 years +
    Daisy is going on holiday! In an actual plane to actual Spain! It's so exciting! She's never seen a palm tree before, or eaten octopus, or played zombie mermaids, or made so many new friends! Trouble is, five of them are small and cute and furry kittens!!!! And guess who wants to be their new English Mum? The Praise for "Daisy and the Trouble with Life": 'Perfect for confident readers'. The Bookseller praise for "Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos": 'five out of five for laugh-out-loud-ability!' - CITV.co.uk.
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  • Oi Frog

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AUJYM
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    The board book edition of the bestselling rhyming story, jam-packed with the silliest of animals, with sales soaring over 140,000 copies, 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! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Kes was voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors and he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
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  • A Winter Double Daisy

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: APGLL
    Paperback 5 years +
    Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's tracking down thieves in Daisy and the Trouble With Burglars, or starring in her school nativity play in Daisy and the Trouble With Christmas, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about.
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  • You're Called What?

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BUSCX
    Paperback
    Ice Cream Cone Worm. Monkeyface Prickleback. Pink Fairy Armadillo. You're called WHAT?! Welcome to the Ministry of Silly Animal Names where all the creatures have one thing in common: they want to change their names. A unique and rip-roaringly funny, tongue-twisting story full of weird and wonderful real creatures and facts at the end that will amaze. Written by Kes Gray, the bestselling, award-winning author of Oi Frog! and illustrated with charm and wit by dazzling new talent, Nikki Dyson.
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ADWCU
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Fee Fi Fo Fum! What has Daisy gone and done?! Daisy has decided she wants to meet a REAL giant! If Daisy met a real giant he'd pick Daisy up and put her on his shoulder and they'd have giant adventures! They'd eat crunchy creams as big as tractor tyres, and if she got thirsty, they'd have giant lemonades out of giant straws. It would be sooooo gooood! Trouble is ...if you want to meet a giant you need a magic bean. And finding magic beans can be troublesome ...The trouble with giants is they really shouldn't live at the top of magic beanstalks. If giants didn't live at the top of magic beanstalks then Daisy is convinced that she wouldn't have got into big trouble AGAIN!
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  • Super Daisy

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ATGRI
    Paperback Toddlers
    Cripes! Planet Earth is in danger! It's on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing ...there'll be peas ...with everything!!!! The fate of dinner-times world wide rests with Super Daisy. This is a super-fun, action-packed story with flaps, split pages and pull tabs. Readers will love taking control of the action: Pull a tab to reveal the 'horror' of peas with pancakes, lemonade, chocolate mousse and trifle! Flip a flap to find out just how 'super' Super Daisy is. Turn the page to watch Super Daisy wreak havoc on all peas with a KER-POW, WHIZ-PING and BANG-SPLAT. With bold illustrations, and fun novelties, this book will provide hours of fun, again and again.
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  • Daisy: Yuk!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AYVGV
    Paperback 3 years +
    Here comes trouble! This is a super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Auntie Sue is getting married and she's asked Daisy to be her bridesmaid. But Daisy doesn't do dresses and she certainly doesn't do lovely. Daisy wants to wear a football kit, or scuba gear, or her leopard skin suit, but Mum and Auntie Sue drag her off to the dress shop. Daisy thinks everything is 'Yuk!' until she finally manages to strike a deal and design her own dress...
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ALWUA
    Paperback 5 years +
    Daisy has been extremely excited about Christmas since September. And when Daisy is excited, trouble will surely follow! Daisy loves the carols, the sparkly lights, the crackers, the snowmen, and especially the chance to be in the school Christmas play. She's got seven whole words to learn! But when Daisy and her best friend Gabby decide the dolly their teacher has chosen to play the Baby Jesus is a bit ...well, boring, Daisy comes up with a plan that will mean Trouble!
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  • Worries Go Away!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ANMJJ
    Paperback 3 years +
    From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue and Leave Me Alone comes a comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem. When a little girl feels worried she goes into a world of her own. At first the world is full of cream cakes and cola but soon the worries begin to take hold...Only her family and friends can help. The gentle rhymes and imaginative illustrations give a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child. Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013 and a New York Times bestselling artist. Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer
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  • Double Daisy

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AIOYX
    Paperback 5 years +
    Get into double trouble with Daisy in this fantastic collection, featuring her first two troublesome tales: Daisy and the Trouble with Life and Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos. Trouble is, which story will you read first?
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  • Jack Beechwhistle: Attack of the Giant Slugs

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AYVQU
    Paperback
    Don't panic, but you're in danger. At least, you would be, if Jack Beechwhistle wasn't around to protect the world from alien attacks, zombie sweet-shop owners, and exploding conkers - with a bit of help from his trusty sidekicks, Colin and Harry (as long as it's not past Colin and Harry's bedtime). Their missions are daring, dangerous, and deadly. They even have top-secret headquarters (the shed by the rhubarb patch). But now Jack's about to face his most challenging challenge yet. The Attack of the Giant Slugs. And they're on their way to Jack's school - right in the middle of maths!
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