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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

  • Oi Frog

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AUJYM
    Other Babies
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ADWCU
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
    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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Oi Puppies!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: CAWLU
    Hardback
    The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends! Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness. From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog! Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand. But luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . . Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail 'Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog and Friends is a Top Ten Bestselling series which has sold 1.2 million copies to date. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (among others), and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling 2018 World Book Day Book. Oi Frog! won a Silver Award at the Nielsen Bookscan Awards 2019, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus! was shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019.
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  • A Summer Double Daisy

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AUJJE
    Paperback
    Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's making lots of furry friends on her summer holiday in Spain, or trying to win a coconut at the fair, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about.
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  • Oi Frog!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BLKYN
    Other
    Oi! Who sits where?Find out in this fun and noisy book!The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends . . . A sound book of the bestselling Oi Frog! with brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness, from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field.Perfect for children and parents alike with an irresistible sound bite - 'Oi!' shouted by David Mitchell.Look out for more Oi books: Oi Dog!, Oi Cat! and Oi Goat!Praise for the Oi books: - 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail- 'Laugh out loud funny, with great illustrations ... cries out for a second reading immediately!' - Bookbag- 'It's simply brilliant' - The Independent- 'A hilarious rhyming story which has animals sitting on more and more unlikely things, all in the interests of rhyme ... perfectly pitched for young children.' - Parents in TouchKes 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. 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 and the MadeForMums Award.
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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 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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  • Oi Frog!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BKGZF
    Other 3 years +
    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.
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  • Quick Quack Quentin

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AUQFR
    Paperback 3 years +
    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.
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  • Daisy: Really, Really

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ARAQN
    Paperback 3 years +
    Here comes trouble! This is a super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! When Daisy gets left with a babysitter for the first time, she fibs and says that she usually has ice-cream and chips for tea, never gets dirty, and always stays up watching videos till midnight. 'Really?' asks Angela. 'Really, really,' fibs Daisy. But what will happen when Mum comes home? aIf you liked Eat Your Peas, you will really, really like this book!
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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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  • 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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  • Nelly the Monster Sitter: The Hott Heds at No. 87

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BZHSQ
    Paperback
    Nelly isn't scared of monsters. In fact, she babysits for them. From the bestselling author of the OI FROG! and DAISY books comes the third book in this hilarious, action-packed series for fans of THE BOLDS and BARRY LOSER. 'If monsters are real, how come I've never seen one?' 'Because they never go out.' 'Why don't monsters ever go out?' 'Because they can never get a babysitter.' Ever swum with a Water Greep, or played hotscotch with a Hott Hed? Every time Nelly rings on a new monster family's doorbell she's up for a new challenge. Come on her monster-sitting adventures in this laugh-out-loud funny third book in the NELLY THE MONSTER SITTER series. Kes Gray is one of the Independent's top ten children's authors, and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. This is a brand-new story in the Nelly the Monster Sitter series, never before published, and illustrated by the hugely talented Chris Jevons.
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  • Nuddy Ned's Christmas

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AVAKY
    Paperback Toddlers
    Santa's sleigh was on its way just leaving Lanzarote. "Goodness Gracious," Blitzen cried. "Did I just see a botty?" It's Christmas Eve, and minus three, but Ned doesn't care. While other people are dressed in duffle coats and parkas, Ned is running riot, and he's completely starkers! And there is a very special person Ned just can't wait to meet! A laugh-out-loud riotous romp with an energetic rhyming text and strategically placed flaps to protect Ned's modesty. From the author of Oi Frog and the illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.
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  • Oi Frog!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: BUPPI
    Hardback
    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.
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  • Daisy: You Do!

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: AYWBM
    Paperback 3 years +
    Here comes trouble! This is a super-dooper picture book featuring the one and only Daisy! Daisy's mum tells her: 'Don't pick your nose!"You do!' says Daisy, pointing out the time mum was picking her nose on the way to Gran's. Each time Mum tries to reprimand Daisy for a bad habit, Daisy has an example of when Mum did it too. If you liked Eat Your Peas and Really, Really, you will love this book!
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