Hodder Children's Books welcomes a wonderful, vibrant new set of characters to our list - the Get Well Friends - by the bestselling author Kes Gray.
Get Well Friends are the creation of award-winning children's author Kes Gray and are designed and illustrated by the fabulously talented Mary McQuillan.
Oh dear! All these animals are poorly! 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 little help from Nurse Nibbles they'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' books have real play and care values. From croaky crocodiles to sneezy snakes, Nurse Nibbles always makes them feel better with a bit of tender loving care.
The illustrations are what really bring the book alive... a lovely book. - TheBookbag.co.uk
A sweet book. - Junior
A super read-aloud book which will have children in fits of giggles. And the illustrations are just as funny. - parentsintouch.co.uk
Kes Gray (Author)
Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different. Kes was the second bestselling picture book author in 2018.
Oi Frog!, Oi Dog!, Oi Cat! and Oi Duck-billed Platypus! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Award, 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! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018. Oi Frog! received 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.
Jim Field (Illustrator)
Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear. Jim is the 5th bestselling illustrator in the UK.