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    • ISBN:9781444919561
    • Publication date:11 Feb 2016
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Quick Quack Quentin

By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Jim Field

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Quentin has a problem with his QUACK in this hilarious new title from bestselling pairing Kes Gray and Jim Field!

From the award-winning creators of Oi 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 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.

Biographical Notes

Kes Gray (Author)
Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, Kes Gray is a major talent and the author of the bestselling and award-winning Eat Your Peas and many more. He lives in Witham, Essex, with his wife, family and assortment of animals.

Jim Field (Illustrator)
A lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second, Led Zeppelin fan, Jim Field is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. The bestselling Oi Frog! books, written by Kes Gray, have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, as has The Lion Inside with Rachel Bright. His vibrant, energetic style and witty detail delight children and adults alike.

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  • ISBN: 9781444919578
  • Publication date: 11 Aug 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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
Quick Quack Quentin is a cheery picture book that really put a huge smile on my face. I can imagine this book being very popular — School Librarian
Will have little ones rolling on the floor with laughter — Liverpool Echo
The most hilarious picture book of the season — Bath Life