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Jez Alborough

  • 5 stars across 56 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

    Hug

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

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    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

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    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

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    3rd December 2007

    Cuddly Dudley

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

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    1st June 2017

    Where's My Teddy?

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

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    1st August 2007

    Yes

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

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    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

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    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

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    3rd September 2009

    Hit the Ball, Duck

    New cover reissue in million copy best-selling Duck in the Truck series. Duck and friends go out one day... More

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    1st July 2015

    Albert and Little Henry

    Join Albert as he learns to love his baby brother in Jez Alborough's heartwarming picture book about welcoming new sibli... More

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    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 share with h... More

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    7th July 2016

    My Friend Bear

    Eddie and the bear are back, but can it be true? Yes! They're inseparable! Eddy is feeling sad and so is the Bear. They... More

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    3rd April 2010

    The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book

    A wonderfully noisy picture book, featuring brand new characters, from the creator of the bestselling The Duck in the ... More

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    31st July 2014

    Fix-it Duck and Other Stories

    Three hilarious stories from the bestselling Duck in the Truck series by highly-regarded author/illustrator Jez Alboro... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Captain Duck

    New cover reissue in million copy best-selling Duck in the Truck series. `Ahoy there, sailors!' comes a ... More

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    1st July 2016

    It's the Bear!

    Eddy doesn't want to go to the woods for a picnic with Mum. He's scared that the huge hungry bear who lives there will m... More

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    8th December 1998

    Balloon

    Billy saw it Mummy bought it Man threw it Billy caught it... When Billy spots a beautiful, big, stripy b... More

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    27th December 2014

    Stallone

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    1st September 1999

    Fy Ffrind Arth

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    1st August 1998

    Ble Mae Tedi?

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    1st September 2005

    Watch Out! Big Bro's Coming!

    Mouse has some hot news! Big Bro is coming! He's rough and tough and very big, he says. The news spreads from animal to ... More

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    7th August 2006

    Tall

    Cuddle up with this adorable sequel to the ever-popular, award-winning Hug. Bobo the baby chimp is walking through the ... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Ssssh! Duck Don't Wake the Baby

    Find out what happens when clumsy Duck tries not to wake Goat's baby in this boisterous, toddler book with a pop-up su... More

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    27th February 2014

    Billy the Goat's Big Breakfast

    Nat the Cat makes some lovely homemade bread for her friends to share. But Billy the Goat is too greedy to wait for the ... More

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    1st May 1999

    Balwn

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    1st November 1997

    Dyma'r Arth

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    3rd December 2007

    Hello Beaky!

    A touching tale about a small bird searching for his identity from the creator of the bestselling Hug. An egg tumbles d... More

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    6th December 2004

    My Friend Bear

    Eddie and the bear are back, but can it be true? Yes! They're inseparable! Eddy and the Bear are both feeling sad. They... More

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    1st May 2014

    Duck in a Truck

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    1st June 2012

    Yes

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    1st July 2010

    Look Out, Leon!

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    11th December 2014

    Cwtsh

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    1st November 2007

    Washing Line

    Guess which clothes belong to which animal in this fun flip-flap book from the creator of the bestselling Hug. Whose ar... More

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    6th December 2004

    It's the Bear!

    Eddy doesn't want to go to the woods for a picnic with Mum. He's scared that the huge hungry bear who lives there will m... More

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    4th July 2005

    Duck's Key - Where Can It Be?: Flap Book

    Duck has lost his silver key. I wonder where that key can be? Lift the flaps - take a peek, Frog is playing hide an... More

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    26th February 2015

    Hugo the Hare's Rainy Day

    Hugo the Hare Hates to get wet, and when the rain comes he huddles under his umbrella. But Hugo's friends are stuck in t... More

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    7th March 2013

    Six Little Chicks

    Busy Hen has five little chicks to look after while making sure number six - still an egg- stays warm. The last thing sh... More

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    16th September 2003

    Chwaden Mewn Wagen

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    25th April 2013

    Guess What Happened at School Today

    A hilarious collection of poems from the creator of the best-selling DUCK IN THE TRUCK series. We learnt about acorns an... More

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    25th April 2013

    Hit the Ball, Duck

    A hilarious new adventure featuring the infamous Duck and his long-suffering friends, Sheep, Goat and Frog. Duck and fri... More

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    1st September 2014

    Some Dogs Do

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    1st July 2017

    Play

    Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet!From the ... More

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    1st March 2004

    Duck's Day Out

    A hilarious new adventure featuring the inimitable Duck and his long-suffering friend, Sheep. Duck decid... More

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    3rd January 2005

    Duck to the Rescue

    A hilarious new adventure featuring the inimitable Duck and his long-suffering friend, Sheep. Sheep is d... More

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    1st April 2002

    Best Things In Life

    Eddy and the Bear are an appealing duo - a little boy and a very silly bear who, together, have all sorts of funny adven... More

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    8th April 2002

    Latest Craze

    Eddy and the Bear are an appealing duo - a little boy and a very silly bear who, together, have all sorts of funny adven... More

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    1st January 2003

    Eddy And The Bear Silly Sticker Book

    Two brand-new sticker book stories featuring Eddy and the Bear, based on the animated ITV television series! Eddy and th... More

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    6th August 2007

    Some Dogs Do

    Can dogs fly? Find out in this inspirational picture book brought to life with an animated DVD. On the way to school one... More

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    1st July 2006

    Yes

    'YES' Bobo loves bath time. But when Mummy comes to put him to bed, Bobo says 'NO'. Will the naughty little chimp ever g... More

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    1st September 2007

    Where's My Teddy? Pbk With Cd

    Little Eddy loses his toy bear in the woods and has to go looking for him. But he's in for a gigantic surprise! Narrated... More

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    1st November 2007

    Hide And Seek

    Frog is playing hide and seek with his friends, Hippo, Snake, Tortoise, Toucan and Camel. They are proving very difficul... More

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    2nd April 2007

    Where's My Teddy? Book & Cd Pack

    Featuring a "Where's My Teddy?" midi hardback edition and a "Listen and Join In! CD", this pack will entertain and delig... More

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    1st June 2018

    Play

    Bobo the chimp is back in this perfect picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet! From th... More

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