Quick Quack Quentin by Kes Gray, illustrated by Jim Field

After the enormous success of Oi Frog and How Many Legs? Kes Grey and Jim Field are back! And as you would expect, their latest picture book, Quick Quack Quentin, is both wonderfully witty and ceaselessly clever. I’m always struck by the inventiveness of Kes Grey’s writing.

Quentin loses the A in his quack but the doctor only has the letters D O C T E and R, none of which will fix Quentin’s ill-fitting qu_ck. So he optimistically waddles off to the farm. No luck there either. However, Dog kindly offer him his O, he tries it out for size – Quock! But that doesn’t quite sound right, does it?. Quentin is offered other letters from other sympathetic animals. Unhappy with his strange sounding – qu ck, quock, queck, he goes to the zoo to try his luck there.

As you can imagine, this picture book is a great one to read aloud. Guaranteed to make those little ones chuckle. Especially, when paired with the wonderfully illustrated characters of Jim Field’s creative mind.

It’s also a fun and engaging way to develop your child’s knowledge of phonics.

Highly recommended by Mr Magpie.


Release date: February 11th

Published by Hodder’s Children’s books



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