Jim Field

  • 5 stars across 78 books
Jim Field Biography
 Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear.
Jim grew up in Farnborough and loved drawing from a very young age, eventually going on to study animation at Hull School of Art and Design. He now lives in Paris with his wife and daughter. He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.
Jim Field Facts
In 2013 Jim designed and art-directed the interactive children's exhibition ‘Journey to Space' at the Discover Children's Story Centre in London.

Jim has been chosen as the illustrator for World Book Day 2018. He has worked again with author Kes Gray on the Oi books and is delighted that Oi Goat! has been selected as one of the World Book Day titles.

Our favourite Jim Field Book Characters
Dog - from the Oi! book series
Malcolm - from AniMalcolm
Barry Bennett - from The Parent Agency

Our favourite Jim Field Book Quotes
“It felt like the scariest thing he could do...But if you want things to change, you first have to change you.” (The Lion Inside)

"It's very simple, really. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas, and frogs sit on logs." (Oi Frog)

Additional Resources

5th February 2015

Oi Frog!

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story... MoreOi Frog!

(176 reviews) Review
28th July 2016

Oi Dog!

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter. Shortliste... MoreOi Dog!

(77 reviews) Review
8th September 2016

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits: Book 1

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover th... MoreRabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits: Book 1

(62 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of THE LION... MoreThe Squirrels Who Squabbled

(54 reviews) Review
4th June 2015

The Parent Agency

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel - and the bestselling hardback children’s debut of 2014 - from a born storyteller, T... MoreThe Parent Agency

(53 reviews) Review
10th March 2016

The Lion Inside

A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.In ... MoreThe Lion Inside

(52 reviews) Review
6th September 2018

Oi Duck-billed Platypus!

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book. Jam-packed with a... MoreOi Duck-billed Platypus!

(50 reviews) Review
22nd August 2016


From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children's books and winner of the LOLLIES award, comes a laugh-out-loud... MoreAniMalcolm

(48 reviews) Review
25th February 2016

The Person Controller

From the author of THE PARENT AGENCY comes a thrilling, funny and touching new adventure. Fred and Ellie are t... MoreThe Person Controller

(45 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Oi Puppies!

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends!Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed ... MoreOi Puppies!

(45 reviews) Review
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