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Jez Alborough

  • 5 stars across 51 books
    Jez Alborough Biography
    Jez Alborough is the author and illustrator of over 45 books for children. His Eddy and the Bear trilogy (which began with the much-loved Where's My Teddy in 1992) has sold nearly 4.5million copies and was made into an award-winning animated television series.
    Duck in the Truck heralded the start of another bestselling series, this time featuring Duck and his three friends Frog, Goat and Sheep. There are currently nine books in the Duck series and 1.2 million copies have been sold.
    In 2000 Jez created Hug, a powerful and touching book of only three words about a baby chimpanzee called Bobo who loses his Mom. Oprah Winfrey raved about it on her show when she chose it for her recommended reading list while Richard Curtis (the writer and director of Four Weddings and a Funeral) selected it as one of his ‘Best Books’, calling it ‘classic family drama which holds up well next to Jez’s other masterpieces.’ Bobo went on to star in two more classics; Tall (which along with Hug won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award ) and Yes. The series has sold 1.76 million copies.
    Jez lives in West London. 

    Jez Alborough Facts
    Jed's is a keen musician and music lover, he plays rhythm and lead guitar in a Blues Band called The Jackals. Jez wrote the theme music for Duck in the Truck.

    Our favourite Jez Alborough Book Characters
    Eddy and Freddy - from It's the Bear!
    Dudley - from Cuddly Dudley
    Bobo - from Hug
    5th August 2002


    A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Just try to r... More

    (15 reviews)
    28th May 2009

    Duck in the Truck

    Watch out! Here comes Duck in a brand new edition of the first book in the million copy bestselling series! ... More

    (12 reviews)
    1st February 2011

    Some Dogs Do

    On the way to school one day, Sid is so full of happiness that he starts to fly. But no one believes him; dogs don't fly... More

    (9 reviews)
    1st June 2017

    Where's My Teddy?

    Celebratory 25th anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite. A case of mistaken identity among tedd... More

    (4 reviews)
    1st May 2003

    My Friend Whale

    How wonderful it would be to have a blue whale for a friend. You could go swimming together every night and watch him ma... More

    (3 reviews)
    28th May 2009

    Super Duck

    Hilarious, action-packed new title in the bestselling Duck in the Truck series from highly-regarded picture book creat... More

    (3 reviews)
    3rd December 2007

    Cuddly Dudley

    A comically cuddly tale about an irresistibly huggable penguin called Dudley. Dudley is so lovely and cuddly th... More

    (3 reviews)
    29th August 2013

    Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile

    Nat the Cat jumps out of bed with a smile spread halfway round her head. She's packed a delicious picnic to sha... More

    (3 reviews)
    1st August 2007


    Cuddle up with Bobo the chimp in this adorable bedtime tale perfectly combining warmth and simplicity, told using ju... More

    (2 reviews)
    3rd September 2009

    Fix-It Duck

    New cover reissue in million copy best-selling Duck in the Truck series. Plop! goes the drip that drops ... More

    (2 reviews)
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