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Jez Alborough

  • 5 stars across 15 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
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 resis... MoreHug

(20 reviews) Review
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... MoreSome Dogs Do

(14 reviews) Review
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 – ... MoreWhere's My Teddy?

(8 reviews) Review
3rd December 2007

Cuddly Dudley

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

(5 reviews) Review
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 little Eddy wh... MoreIt's the Bear!

(4 reviews) Review
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 b... MoreMy Friend Bear

(3 reviews) Review
6th August 2007


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

(2 reviews) Review
2nd 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 s... MoreAlbert and Little Henry

(2 reviews) Review
7th June 2018


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 ... MorePlay

(2 reviews) Review
7th August 2006


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

(1 review) Review
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