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Baby On Board

Kes Gray, Sarah Nayler

8 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Early learning: first experiences

A hilarious 'new baby' picture book to prepare young children for a new arrival. From Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog series.

A hilarious picture book to help prepare little ones for the arrival of a new baby and explain what's going on in mummy's tummy! From Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog series.

There's a baby growing inside Mum's tum. At one month it's just a blob, at three months it's as big as Mum's thumb and at four months it has teeny-tiny fingernails...

Waiting for a new baby can be a confusing and worrying time for young children. Share this laugh-out-loud story to reassure your little one and involve them in all the excitement. Told from a young child's perspective, kids will love this funny count-down to the big day.

Clearly divided into nine months, each month the pages in the book get bigger, as the baby gets bigger too!

'A must for anyone expecting a second child.' Angels & Urchins

'Highly entertaining.' Guardian

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Praise for Baby On Board

  • The illustrations are bright and distinctive and the last double spread summarising the baby's development is most helpful and likely to encourage the young listeners to talk and question. - Books for Keeps

  • Contemporary wordplay for the text and a jaunty colour palette make this story about the development of a baby inside Rosy's mum appealing. - Nursery World

  • An excellent book with an interesting and effective design. - Books For Keeps

  • Uniquely fresh. - Parents News

  • A funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. - Amazon

  • The funny descriptions of both the developing baby and accounts of family life make it an excellent and informative book. - Family Interest Magazine

  • A must for anyone expecting a second child - Angels and Urchins

  • ...light-hearted and amusing... - Writing Magazine

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Kes Gray

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.

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