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Jim Field

  • 5 stars across 51 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)
    29th July 2014

    Oi Frog!

    Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in... More

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    28th July 2016

    Oi Dog!

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

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    22nd February 2018

    Oi Goat!: World Book Day 2018

    Created for World Book Day, the next hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Pri... More

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    25th May 2015

    The Parent Agency

    A brilliantly funny, gripping novel - and the bestselling hardback children's debut of 2014 - from a born storyteller,... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    22nd August 2016

    AniMalcolm

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    7th September 2017

    Oi Cat!

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    11th January 2018

    Rabbit and Bear: Attack of the Snack: Book 3

    Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discov... More

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    11th February 2016

    Quick Quack Quentin

    From the creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! Frog comes an hilarious tale about one duck's quest for a missing vowel!Qu... More

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    9th August 2016

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

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    The Koala Who Could

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    The Birthday Boy

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    Stop Those Monsters!

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    4th October 2018

    Grandpa Christmas

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    How Many Legs?

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    There's a Lion in My Cornflakes

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    4th October 2018

    The Way Home For Wolf

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    1st August 2013

    Let's Read! Cats Ahoy!

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    Aliens Stink!

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    Card Tricks and Games

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    Quentin Quirk's Magic Works :Purple Sluggy Worry Warts

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