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Jim Field Books In Order

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Publication Order of Magic Ink Books

with Steve Cole
Magic Ink (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maxwell Mutt Books

with Steve Voake
Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel Without a Story (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maxwell Mutt and the Biscuit & Bone Club (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oi Frog and Friends Books

with Kes Gray
Oi Frog (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oi Dog! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oi Goat! (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oi Cat! (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oi Duck-billed Platypus! (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oi Puppies (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oi Aardvark! (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rabbit and Bear Books

with Julian Gough
Rabbits Bad Habits (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pest in the Nest (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Snack (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bite in the Night (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bad King is a Sad Thing (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Cats Ahoy! (With: Peter Bently) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farmer Clegg's Night Out (With: Peter Bently) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rich Witch, Poor Witch (With: Peter Bently) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens Stink! (With: Steve Cole) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's a Lion in My Cornflakes (With: Michelle Robinson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parent Agency (With: David Baddiel) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Person Controller (With: David Baddiel) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Many Legs? (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop Those Monsters! (With: Steve Cole) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lion Inside (With: Rachel Bright) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Inc. (With: Steve Cole) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Koala Who Could (With: Rachel Bright) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
AniMalcolm (With: David Baddiel) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Squirrels Who Squabbled (With: Rachel Bright) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quick Quack Quentin (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way Home For Wolf (With: Rachel Bright) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grandpa Christmas (With: Michael Morpurgo) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whale Who Wanted More (With: Rachel Bright) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Pig (With: J.K. Rowling) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kes Gray Picture Books

with Kes Gray
The Get Well Soon Book (By: Kes Gray) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's Poorly Too? (By: Kes Gray) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cluck O'clock (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby On Board (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy's Bucket (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vesuvius Poovius (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Twitchy (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If I Was Boss (By: Kes Gray) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ever So, Ever So (By: Kes Gray) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bunch Of Daisies (By: Kes Gray) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Mum Goes to Work (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twoo Twit (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Trouble (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
006 and a Half (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Day (By: Kes Gray) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mom and Dad Glue (By: Kes Gray) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leave Me Alone (By: Kes Gray) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nuddy Ned (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigers and Spies (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peas and Tickles (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mice in the Churchyard (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worries Go Away (By: Kes Gray) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frog on a Log? (By: Kes Gray) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Many Legs? (By: Kes Gray) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zippo the Super Hippo (By: Kes Gray) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready Steady Mo! (By: Kes Gray) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog on a Frog? (By: Kes Gray) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nuddy Ned's Christmas (By: Kes Gray) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quick Quack Quentin (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Called What? (By: Kes Gray) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (By: Kes Gray) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night After Christmas (By: Kes Gray) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diddle That Dummed (By: Kes Gray) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Who's Whonicorn of Unicorns (By: Kes Gray) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Think Big (By: Kes Gray) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brrr! (By: Kes Gray) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Draw it! Colour it! Creatures(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jim Field is an award-winning British illustrator, animation director, and character designer. He has worked on a variety of projects, from title sequences to music videos, picture books, and illustrations.
He attended Hull School of Art and Design, where he studied animation, and graduated in 2002. This paved his way into the animation field, where he worked as a director for Partizan.

He is the man behind the illustrations in the Oi Frog picture book series authored by Kes Gray, which was adapted into a West End film in 2020. Field illustrated J.K. Rowling’s book, The Christmas Pig, in 2021. Additionally, Jim Field has won several awards, including the 2016 Laugh Out Loud book awards, 2011 Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize, 2017 Oscar’s Book Prize, and Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards in 2020.

Christmas Pig

Christmas Pig was written by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Field. The idea behind the book first originated in 2012 as Rowling always wanted to pen a Christmas book and was highly inspired by the pair of pig toys that her son owned as a kid. She completed writing the book in during the Covid pandemic in 2020.

Rowling described the book being the story about being lost and found, loving and being loved, what remains with us and what falls along the way. It’s also a story about hope and endurance.

The Christmas Pig is a story about Jack, a young boy who adores his childhood toy named Dur Pig who always has been willing to sacrifice himself for Jack through the ups and down of his life until the night before Christmas when something bad happens- DP goes missing.

But as expected, Christmas Eve is often a night of miracles, a night when everything comes to life, even toys.

Jack’s new toy- Christmas Pig, DP’s replacement, has a plan set in motion, a plan that will see them embark on a journey to seek something and potentially save Jack’s best friend.

Christmas Pig is a page-turning, heartwarming adventure about a child’s love for his treasured things and the lengths he’s willing to go to find them. It’s a story that anyone in the family will love, as narrated by one of today’s best storytellers.

From Jack’s and the Pigs growing friendship to the cast of Poem and Pretense, there’s everything to love about this novel. On the surface, this is just but a story about Jack’s search for his missing toy, the friendships he makes along the way, and the lessons that he learns.

On a deeper level, Rowling handles the true issues of bullying, divorce, and how it’s tough to accept change through the perspective of our main character, Jack.

The story deeply looks at the idea of separation broadly through Jack’s parents and on a personal level when it comes to Dur Pig. DP is a symbolism of consistency in Jack’s life, and when he gets lost, so does Jack. They both find their way. The Christmas Pig is also a story about accepting change in life and learning how to move on regardless of how tough the situations might seem. While change can sometimes be scary, unwanted, and uncomfortable, learning to embrace it allows one to experience peace in the unknown. Loosing is part of life, even though some of us live even when we are lost, and that is what love does.

The story features nine white and black spreads and beautiful decorative art from Jim Field. These illustrations, for the most part, help showcase the journey Christmas Pig and Jack are on, from Jack’s home to the well-depicted towns in the Land of the Lost. On a deeper level, this story will truly make you what you have; whether it’s your beloved school lunchbox or toy, you get to learn that everything has value.

Presented in a gifty hardback, this novel is a perfect read for readers aged nine years and above. The story vividly expresses the magic of Christmas time while at the same time emphasizing the need to be grateful for the things we have and the people that surround us.
The Christmas Pig was published by Scholastic in Canada and the US and by Hachette Children’s Group in Australia, the UK, Ireland, India, and New Zealand. It became a bestseller on the first week on sale in the United Kingdom and also topped the New York Times bestseller list for children’s middle-grade hardcover books.
Oi Frog
Written by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field, Frog on a Log is a read-out-aloud story that will have your kids rhyming around with an all-know-it cat instructing a helpless from where he can sit but then becomes curious on where other animals sit.

Every page in this book has rhyming words making it a perfect match for use in an English classroom. It’s a great recommendation for both academic and entertainment purposes and is highly recommended for pupil from kindergarten up to second grade.

London Snap contains a colorful pack of 52 picture cards with London landmarks designed for sorting games, memory, and matching and playing snap. They range from palace guards to pigeons and from buses to Beefeaters.

The picture cards have bright and humorous illustrations of London landmarks and are good for playing snap. Each of the card has a Union Jack design on the back with rounded edges making them easier for use by children.

London Snap is an amazing introduction to card games and are perfect for a pocket-sized souvenir of the city.

Even though Jim Field isn’t an author, his illustrations are significantly important, especially for the young reader. Picture books play an important role in helping kids learn how to read. Illustrations in a picture book help kids understand what they read, allowing them to analyze the story. If the children have difficulty with reading words, then the illustrations will significantly allow them to figure out the narrative improving their comprehension.

Besides improving comprehension, picture books help make the reading experience fun. If a child’s initial reading experience is cumbersome, it may make reading appear a negative rather than fun, and this may be a challenge for a child to transition from picture books to chapter books.

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