Author(s): Jez Alborough
A wonderfully noisy picture book, featuring brand new characters, from the creator of the bestselling The Duck in the Truck. While Farmer Dougal sleeps, Sheep and his friends board the tractor and take turns making engine sounds. But what if their loud honks, moos and squeaks wake the farmer...? Children will love copying animal noises in this joyful story about the power of imaginary play from the internationally renowned creator of Duck in the Truck and Hug.
"With a nod to Dr. Seuss and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and rhythm as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining." - Child Education Reviews for 'Duck in the Truck': "Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality." - TES Primary "Alborough's text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations gives an animated, live-action feel." - Junior "Colourful, arresting and busting with action." - Child Education Praise for 'Hit the Ball Duck': "A really great story; the best Duck book so far." - The Guardian
Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitive world of children's books. Jez was runner-up for the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book, 'Bare Bear'. He has now written and illustrated more than thirty children's books, including 'Duck in the Truck', 'Where's My Teddy?' and 'Hug'. Jez lives in London with his Danish wife