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Jez Alborough

  • 5 stars across 50 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
    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

    (19 reviews)
    2nd September 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

    (19 reviews)
    7th February 2011

    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 on... More

    (14 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

    (8 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

    (5 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

    (4 reviews)
    1st July 2016

    It's the Bear!

    Watch out! It's the bear! For over 25 years, families everywhere have read and loved this fabulous tale of litt... More

    (4 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

    (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)
    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 Be... More

    (3 reviews)
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