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Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter. Can't get enough? Look out for Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!, now available for purchase, and Oi Duck-billed Platypus! , coming out autumn 2018. From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit! 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail
'Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.' - Guardian Oi Frog! , Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

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This is Book 2 in the Oi Frog and Friends Series. See all Oi Frog and Friends books here.

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10th November '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
Reading this story to children is such a pleasure as the children get involved and laugh along with the silly words used. This book is good for developing children's understanding of phonics and rhyming words.
19th August '18
I read it to JasperM555 aged 3 aged 3 & to ArchieM555 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Bloody brilliant! My husband loves a book that rhymes and this gives him so many even he can't complain about bedtime! 
Funny from page 2 onwards, cannot recommend enough, can't wait to try out the others! 
29th November '16
I read it to Bertie aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Brilliant book for teaching your child words that rhyme. I loved reading this to my son as we could play about with rhyming words as we went through. Funny at the end too when the frog gets squashed!
16th October '17
I read it to Birch aged 4 to 5
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5 stars
Brilliant book, with bright and funny illustrations.  Children enjoyed guessing the rhyming words and the general silliness of the whole thing!
26th April '18
I read it to Sebbiesaurus28 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A brilliant rhyming book, with lovely illustration. About the rules of rhymes according to the cat who gets to sit on a mat and where all the other animals belong. My son thinks it’s really fun. 
14th January '18
I read it to LA12 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Even though we've read this book many times over, Leo still finds it hilariously funny. Frog doesn't want to sit on an uncomfortable log but he quickly learns that each animal has their own special place to sit. Leo loves looking at the Frog pictures inside the cover and picking his favorite. The rhyming text and brilliant illustrations have him glued to the story throughout and the silly ending has him in stitches.
26th February '18
I read it to HRDK aged 11 aged 11 , to PMK aged 7 aged 7 , to MAK aged 5 aged 5 & to DFK aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A brilliant funny and rhyming book that is loved by all of the family; 3, 5, 7, 11, 38 and 44 year olds! We loved to guess what the next rhyming word would be, but we have read it sooooo many times, it is more of a race and a fight to name it first now!
6th November '18
I read it to Picklemonster aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is one of our favourite books, both as parents and for our 2 year old son. It's funny and easy to read with great pictures and the rhyming really helps. Our son is remembering the rhyming so it allows us to be really interactive with him. And some of the animals or items are new for him so it's increasing his vocabulary.
28th June '15
Read to a child aged 10
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5 stars
I went to a book festival where Kes Gray read this story to us. I love his books but hadn't read this one. It was really funny. I like the rhymes and the different characters, especially the cat. My mum really liked it too and afterwards we all tried to think of rhyming words for our names, like; Oi, Hollie, sit on a brolly! Kes Gray's books are so funny. Definitely worth reading!
31st July '18
I read it to Jumping jack1 aged 8 aged 8 & to Jumping jack2 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I gave it five stars because  we loved the rhyming. Also  the end were it has a picture of  a dog sitting on a frog.we also enjoyed the illustrations and how the writing goes big then small. We would DEFINITELY  recommend  this for other children to read with their grown-ups
This review was written by Aseera, 8 years old. 
9th October '18
I read it to Leximoo aged 6 aged 6 , to Cora14 aged 4 aged 4 & to Kion16 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Well me and my kids love these books they are so funny. My husband not so much though. I always look forward to the next one just to wind my husband up. This is a fantastic rhyming book of what certain aminals should sit on. 
27th April '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We love this book. It's so silly and is packed with rhyming pairs. It makes us laugh so much every time we read it. The illustrations are fab too!
30th April '17
I read it to Oliver0907 aged 9 months aged 0
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5 stars
Can't get enough of this book! Not only are the illustrations extremely captivating (and keeps my 9 month old occupied while we read!), it's funny, quirky, original and educational! It's a 'book-shelf staple' for us now and I can't recommend it enough to my friends and family. Quiet time has just got 100 times more funny with this on our bookshelf! Love, love, LOVE!
4th March '18
FJGW read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Brilliant rhyming book about what animals are allowed to sit on (according to the narrator, a cat). A wide variety of animals are used throughout the book and the illustrations perfectly represent the author's words. We find ourselves often rhyming about other animals when we're out and about, trying to find new things for sheep, dogs, seagulls and so on the sit on! 
30th August '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to THughes14 aged 7 aged 7 , to HHughes28 aged 4 aged 4 & to PHughes22 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
An amazing book. We stumbled upon it at the library and we have since bought it for all of our friends. It's SO clever. Poor old frog!! However he gets his revenge in the sequel... 'oi dog!'
A must read. 
17th October '17
I read it to Hoggyville2 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is fun for all... 
6th August '18
I read it to D's little reads aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is our favourite book. It is hilarious and never fails to induce giggles. It builds a great rhythm with rhyming and wonderful creatures who all sit on various things. A great read for children. 
5th October '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4 & to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A hilarious book filled with silly animals that my kids likes a lot. Super funny and we can't wait to read the other books in the series. Top marks. 
29th December '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to L aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
fantastic book, little ones couldnt wait to read as got Oi Dog!! Love the rhymes and colourful pictures! Little one liked to point out the animals!! will buy the others!!
21st February '18
I read it to Miss-ie-davis aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
The repeated refrains and use of rhyme in this delightfully funny book mean it is selcted regularly from the bookshelf. 
6th September '16
I read it to Lego boy aged 8 aged 8 & to Train boy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Love , love, love this book. It's been requested 8 times in 2 days by my 4 and 7 year old. As ever, the beautiful illustrations from Jim Field - by far our favorite children's author are bright, bold and humorous!

We love the character of the cat - who we play as a grumpy Micheal Caine type voice - and on the first reading we broke out in giggles predicting what each type of animal would sit on. Love way of teaching rhyme and it has now become a game for us - we think of an animal and try to rhyme what it might sit on.
Love the ending too but not giving away with spoilers.
Great book!
30th March '18
Lightning M read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This was a great book to read my 4 year old loves it. Loved how it rhymed. The characters were quite funny especially the frog as he didn't know where the animals sit. 
16th September '17
Doggy woof read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Love this!
4th July '16
I read it to Ruby_Mc aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Tee hee hee. Such a delight to read! Great for understanding rhyme and logic and the absurdity of the English language.
25th June '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Callum2010 aged 7 aged 7 & to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Simply hilarious! Great for teaching rhyming too.
19th July '17
I read it to fpea aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is our family's favourite book. Our son got it for his first Christmas at 11 months. We love reading it in a sarcastic tone and the pictures and word rhyme flow kept our little boy so engaged. We still read it regularly 2 years on and always buy it as a baby shower gift for new families to enjoy. We now have Oi Dog and can't wait for Oi Cat 
9th January '18
BabyN read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My son loves, loves, loves this book! He's starting to learn to read and the amusing rhyming phrases keep him engaged and motivated to learn the words. He particularly likes the splinters up the frog's bottom and the dog squashing him at the end! Would recommend to any young readers as the book is a good length and the illustrations are eye-catching.
26th July '16
I read it to fifebookboy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My son loved this book being read to him at playgroup they let him borrow it, and it became a book we had to have. Lovely use of rhyme telling as Cat tells Frog (who wants to sit on a chair) exactly what each should sit on 'that's the way it is'. Some animals get a good deal, for example the gophers on sofas, but others don't seem as well off like the moles on poles!
18th November '16
I read it to Bookboy2 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is a brilliant with catching  rhymes and a laugh out loud ending. 
Illustrations are bright and really eye catching. My 3yo loves it (as does his 8yo brother!)
19th November '16
I read it to Nutmeg aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Really really love this this book it's full of silly rhyming animals and loverly illustrations my little 3 year old loved it,
8th February '18
I read it to Lydia12 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is great for kids that are just starting school because it introduces phonics and also rhyming, my daughter has had this book for a couple of years and it keeps coming out and she can now start to read it herself and enjoy it, the animals are all so funny and their expressions are fantastic which seems to appeal to my daughter, she always seems to laugh a lot while I am reading this with her 
19th June '18
I read it to HRDK aged 12 aged 12 , to PMK aged 7 aged 7 , to MAK aged 5 aged 5 & to DFK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We are book lovers in our house and this was a new author for us. This book is great with its rhyming, humour, illustrations and suspense of what animal is next. The end made me chuckle far more than the kids!
20th July '17
I read it to decemberbaby aged 7 months aged 0 & to Preschool Green Group aged 2 to 5
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5 stars
This book really appealed to my sense of humour.  A cat tries to dictate where everyone can sit, based on what their name rhymes with. The frog can’t sit on the mat because the cat MUST sit on the mat and so on.  This goes on and on, until the frog asks where the dog sits, with disastrous (hilarious) results for the frog! 

There isn’t much of a plot to this book, but the cat in particular has a lot of personality, and the illustrations are really bright and engaging. There are whole pages which are bright yellow or bright pink, which the children in my class found really engaging as we read the book at circle time. As a teacher, I would definitely use this book to teach children about rhyming words, but it’s also a genuinely funny story to share together. 
4th November '18
I read it to Ivy aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We picked up this book as my daughter has asked for the collection as she enjoys reading them at school. This book is funny, clever and we love the rhyming words. A fantastic read for children who are learning about rhyming at school. We always have a giggle when reading and it’s become one of Ivy’s favourites. Off to buy some more of the OI books. 
12th November '16
I read it to Kerfuffle aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Another great book by Kes Gray - brilliant for helping kids learn about rhyming words in a funny and engaging way, with bright, fun illustrations 
4th December '16
Archieclark read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My son absolutely loves this book, he likes to sit and 'read it' to himself by remembering the rhyming words and looking at the pictures! He loves the ending and always laughs hysterically at it! 
19th November '18
I read it to Lucielocket aged 6 aged 6 & to Mollie aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Funny book for my girls. They loved all the rhyming words. They anticipated what was next 
26th April '17
I read it to Haf aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this, and have fun making up our own rhymes for new animals! We've done it with our names as well. My 2 year old loves looking at the pictures and finding all the different things that are being sat on. I enjoy the cat who is very bossy! I like to make him sound really posh and have the frog sound the opposite. It's a fab story and so funny!
24th September '17
I read it to Nattynoo aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a hilariously funny rhyming book which will have children and adults alike in fits of giggles. It is a truth universally acknowledged that frogs sit on logs, but this frog does not accept this; he wants to break the mould; he wants to start a revolution. Hugely entertaining and one that will be read over and over again without ever becoming old and tired. What's also great is that, after a few shared reads, young children can easily accessible this text themselves, giving them a sense of autonomy and independence.
23rd September '16
Daisym read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Absolutely hilarious! Were given this when my daughter was 2 and she loved it then and still does now at 3. Hilarious for adults too! Great illustrations. Quirky. Have bought it as presents for friends with a sense of humour!
28th May '17
I read it to Berrylookalike aged 7 aged 7 & to MunchkinMia aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is just genius! 
The perfect book for the classroom when children are learning about rhyming or creative writing, it is packed with zany rhymes that had my little ones in full-on giggle mode. It's smart enough to keep kids guessing and doesn't talk down to them or settle for predictable rhymes. It speaks to their sense of the unusual and is brilliantly inspiring.
And as an adult I loved it! I could happily read this book over and over, no matter how many times they ask 'again'.
My 7 year old adores this book and it is one of the most regularly borrowed book from our community library. The follow up book, Oi Dog, is equally as good and we can't wait for the third, Oi Cat. 
17th September '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is such fun. Cat tells frog what he must do. Frog must sit on a log. That is just the way it is. However frog is not so sure about this and is especially worried about splinters so when he questions this Cat explains exactly where each animal must sit. We loved this book. It has fantastic illustrations and offers fun pictures of so many different animals (we especially loved Seals on wheels and Pumas on satsumas). This book is one we read again and again because it is just such fun. It also introduces little ones to many different varieties of animals and is a great conversation starter. You can have such fun discussions about this book and try and think of your own ideas to add to the story.
18th September '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
The best thing about this book is that is really encourages and helps with the understanding of RHYMING!  My boys love the story, and the pictures, and they try to guess the rhymes, as well as make their own rhymes up.

Really great book, and one i'm sure they will read at school!
26th July '18
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Well seeing that this book had 48 five stars reviews on Toppsta we had to borrow this book when we saw this in the library.
Oi frog is colourful, eye catching, cartoon like ilksutraions. It has repetition and rhyming sentences brilliant for early learning fun. It's funny and Sophie loves it. Were going to buy this one. 
18th January '18
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a great book for helping children to learn about rhyming words. The pictures are really bright, which allows children to guess what the rhyming word might be. My daughter really likes that she can join in telling the story. We have all the books in this series, and she really enjoys them all.
12th March '18
I read it to EvaMariana aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A brilliant book about rhyming words with a great surprise ending! My LO is too little to get the humour but she loves the bright colours and pictures of animals and the rhythm of the rhymes. I think this is a book that she will only like more as she gets older.
23rd November '17
I read it to SophiaW aged 3 months aged 0
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5 stars
This book is absolutely hilarious. The rhyme and rhythm of the text makes it fun to read to small children and the surprise at the end was very clever, making it funny for grown ups and children alike. Would definitely recommend.
14th March '17
I read it to Hermione aged 8 aged 8 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Oi Frog! Shouts Cat. Frogs are meant to sit on logs! But Frog doesn't want to sit on a log so Cat tells him he must and lists where all the other animals must sit too.

Absolutely brilliant book! Very very funny and the twist at the end gives my four year old twins the giggles! 
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7 & to mrfox aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Love, love, love this book! We have all three in the series. Great rhymes, and a great way to introduce the kids to new animals.
30th October '17
I read it to mrbear aged 6 aged 6 & to mrfox aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Brilliant! Lots of great rhymes. We have all three books in the series. 
24th August '18
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Great book, great illustrations and lots of fun. Cat thinks frogs sit on logs, but frog doesn't understand why. So cat explains through rhyme with what lots of other animals sit on. My little boy loved this laugh out loud book.
3rd May '17
I read it to IslaC aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
if we could give this 100 stars we would, its one of the most entertaining books to read out loud, it keeps children and adults amused, and its not too long - which is always a good thing!
28th January '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
"Logs are all knobbly and uncomfortable and can give you splinters on your bottom" that quote alone is why it's a massive hit with my 3 year old. A brilliant book full of rhymes, great pictures and a laugh out loud twist at the end- we love the OI series! :)
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