A hilarious collection of poems from the creator of the best-selling DUCK IN THE TRUCK series.
We learnt about acorns and planted a tree
Nigel fell over and bashed up his knee
Rosie Rawlings cried at play -
Her pet rabbit's run away.
In English, Miss Chadwick was in a bad mood.
At lunchtime we all made a mess with our food.
And you'll never guess what happened to Claire,
She leaned back too far and fell off her chair!
Jez Alborough's hilarious rhymes describe a typical day at school, as seen through the eyes of various pupils.
`Duck in the Truck':
With a nod to Dr. Suess and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and analogy, as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining. `Child Education'
Alborough's pictures are addictive, combining graphic simplicity with painterly qualities... Duck in the Truck is a picture book where 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 give an animated, live-action feel. `Junior'
`Colourful, arresting and bursting with action.' Child Education
Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitve world of children's books.
Jez has now written and illustrated over thirty picture books for children, he was runner up of the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book Bare Bear.
Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.