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    • ISBN:9781444939231
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Claire Powell

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From the bestselling Kes Gray, creator of Oi Frog!, comes a brand new Christmas story about what happens before Christmas Eve.

Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious Christmas tale is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing - written by the bestselling author of Oi Frog!.

Santa is ever so busy in the run up to Christmas - he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And will he be ready in time?

'Twas the night before the night before Christmas
(That's Christmas Eve Eve)
And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve.
Green elves were sewing,
Blue elves were counting,
Red elves were carving,
The pressure was mounting!

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.

Claire Powell (Illustrator)
Claire is an illustrator, writer and designer who lives and works in London. She has spent several years as a design director in the world of channel rebranding working for clients such as Nickelodeon, BBC Three, CBBC and BBC One. Claire has a tendency towards humour and bright, bold use of colour and she loves creating strong typographical layouts to help tell a story.

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  • ISBN: 9781444939248
  • Publication date: 12 Jul 2018
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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Oi Duck-billed Platypus

Kes Gray, Jim Field
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Kes Gray, Jim Field

The next hilarious rhyming audio book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Field, creators of the bestselling Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail'Everyone will love it.' - GuardianKes 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! is shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016.(P) 2018 Hodder Children's Books

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Seaside Sprint!

Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
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Oi Goat!

Kes Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Jim Field

Created for World Book Day, the next hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Field, following the bestselling Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! Dogs put on clogs,'Gators dress as waiters,And ants put on pants!Frog turns stylist in this boisterous picture book, making all the animals put on their glad rags for World Book Day. But will everyone be as fashion forward as Frog?Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail'Everyone will love it.' - GuardianKes 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! is shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016.

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Vesuvius Poovius

Kes Gray, Chris Mould
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Chris Mould

Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - with no luck. But one night he is struck by inspiration...This hilariously original story is full of visual humour and more poo than anyone can handle!

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Dinosaur Dash!

Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
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Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
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Oi Cat!

Kes Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Jim Field
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Monster Mountain Chase!

Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
Contributors:
Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
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Oi Dog!

Kes Gray, Claire Gray, Jim Field
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Kes Gray, Claire Gray, Jim Field
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Quick Quack Quentin

Kes Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Jim Field
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Ready Steady Mo!

Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
Contributors:
Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi

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 pavementRun on the grassRun in the playgroundPerhaps 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.Children's books by Mo Farah: Ready Steady Mo!, Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!, Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!, Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!

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Oi Frog!

Kes Gray, Jim Field
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Kes Gray, Jim Field
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Pepe takes a Tumble

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Chesney Runs into Trouble

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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How Many Legs?

Kes Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Jim Field

From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious counting picture book about our four-legged - and two-legged and eight-legged - friends! How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in the fun, count along if you can! Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily MailKes 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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Mum and Dad Glue

Kes Gray, Lee Wildish
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Lee Wildish

A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This rhyming story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not. 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's BuyerKes 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. Find out more about Kes at http://www.kesgray.com/ and https://twitter.com/kesgray Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Follow Lee Wildish on https://twitter.com/leewildish

Hodder Children's Books

Baby On Board

Kes Gray, Sarah Nayler
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Sarah Nayler

A reissue of Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder and Sarah Nayler's first ever picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children.The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in the book get bigger, reflecting increase of time and size, until at the end the pages are full size, as is the baby, ready to be born.This book will appeal to all young children, and will assist their understanding and development.'A clear, often witty, text combines perfectly with the pictures to make this a most original picture book.' - Books For Keeps

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Mummy Goes to Work

Kes Gray, David Milgrim
Contributors:
Kes Gray, David Milgrim
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Worries Go Away!

Kes Gray, Lee Wildish
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Lee Wildish

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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Zoe Gets the Jitters!

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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Nurse Nibbles and her Get Well Friends

Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan

Oh dear! Hamish the Hamster got his whiskers caught up in his wheel. Dipak the Dalmatian's spots came out in stripes. Paul the Python's tail is is a knot and Connie the Crocodile broke her tooth biting a rhino's bottom! But don't worry, with a bit of tender loving care from Nurse Nibbles, they'll soon feel better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The GuardianTo find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com