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    • ISBN:9781444934076
    • Publication date:26 Jul 2016

Ready Steady Mo!

By Mo Farah and Kes Gray
Illustrated by Marta Kissi

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A fun picture book to get kids reading, and running too! From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and the bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray.

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book that will get kids reading, and running too!

So, what are you waiting for? Warm up, do the MOBOT, and then ...

Run on the pavement
Run on the grass
Run in the playground
Perhaps not in class!

Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.

The perfect book to share and read aloud. With vibrant illustrations and a rhyming text.

The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous picture book father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions - literacy and exercise.

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Biographical Notes

Mo Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1983. As a young child he spent time in Djibouti before moving to England at the age of eight. Mo initially struggled with the language barrier, but his PE teacher quickly spotted his potential as a runner. After attending St Mary's Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre in Twickenham, Mo became a professional athlete. At the 2012 London Olympic Games he won gold in the 10,000m - Britain's first gold in this event. He followed this up with a stunning victory in the 5000m to become, in the words of Dave Moorcroft, 'the greatest male distance runner that Britain has ever seen.' Mo was appointed CBE in the Honours List in 2013. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Tania, and their three daughters Rhianna, Aisha and Amani.

Kes Gray 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 the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers.

Marta Kissi is a London based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favourite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in London with her boyfriend and their pet plant Trevor.

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  • ISBN: 9781444934083
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2016
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Ready Steady Mo! is a comical book that will keep kids happily reading for hours - and hopefully inspire some running games, too. — Book Trust
Each page is vibrant and action packed and you and your children can do the actions to make it an active experience. Ready Steady Mo is the perfect book to share with all of our little runners. Read together, run together and then do the Mo-Bot! — Run Mummy Run
Bursting with beautiful illustrations — Evening Echo (Cork)
This picture book, using Farah's name, image and trademark gesture, Gray's exhilarating rhyme and Kissi's cheery energetic, diverse illustrations, will inspire kids to run everywhere, around the house, the park, across country -- even into outer space — The Sunday Times
The racy, rhyming text is designed to get kids reading and running and the entertaining illustrations by Marta Kissi make the pages spring into life. My youngest loved this and it got her really enthused about the forthcoming games — Made For Mums
The ... rhythm combined with the energetic and bold illustrations will kick start a new generation of runners and encourage early readers — South Wales Evening Post
Bursting with beautiful illustrations ... The catchy rhymes will encourage little runners to get outside and get active -- meaning they're handily out of puff by bedtime. Genius. — Belfast Telegraph
Ready Steady Mo! is an antidote to too much sitting and watching TV and you can bet the feet of the four/five year olds will be twitching to get up and go as they read Mo's encouraging book. — Newbury Weekly News
Packed with bright pictures and guaranteed to inspire kids to get moving anytime and anywhere — TheSchoolrun.com
Love, love love him and this book with its terrific, brimming over with energy, illustrations from Marta Kissi; she really has done him proud; and Kes Gray's rhyming text, that really does make you wanna get up and go - with little MO! Like the inspirational Mo himself; it's a real winner — Red Reading Hub
Bright backgrounds to every page set off the action-packed drawings and fast-paced rhyming text to great effect...a super book — Parents In Touch
It's the spirit of London 2012 in picture book form — Evening Standard
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