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Publication Order of Magic Ink Books

with Steve Cole
Magic Ink (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens Stink! (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stop Those Monsters! (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invisible Inc. (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Maxwell Mutt Books

with Steve Voake
Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel Without a Story (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maxwell Mutt and the Biscuit & Bone Club (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Oi Frog and Friends Books

with Kes Gray

Publication Order of Children's Books

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

Publication Order of Kes Gray Picture Books

with Kes Gray
The Get Well Soon Book (By: Kes Gray) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's Poorly Too? (By: Kes Gray) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cluck O'clock (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby On Board (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy's Bucket (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vesuvius Poovius (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Twitchy (By: Kes Gray) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Was Boss (By: Kes Gray) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ever So, Ever So (By: Kes Gray) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bunch Of Daisies (By: Kes Gray) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Mum Goes to Work (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twoo Twit (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Trouble (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
006 and a Half (By: Kes Gray) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Day (By: Kes Gray) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mom and Dad Glue (By: Kes Gray) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave Me Alone (By: Kes Gray) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nuddy Ned (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tigers and Spies (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peas and Tickles (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mice in the Churchyard (By: Kes Gray) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worries Go Away (By: Kes Gray) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frog on a Log? (By: Kes Gray) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Many Legs? (By: Kes Gray) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zippo the Super Hippo (By: Kes Gray) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready Steady Mo! (By: Kes Gray) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog on a Frog? (By: Kes Gray) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nuddy Ned's Christmas (By: Kes Gray) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Quack Quentin (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're Called What? (By: Kes Gray) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (By: Kes Gray) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night After Christmas (By: Kes Gray) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diddle That Dummed (By: Kes Gray) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Who's Whonicorn of Unicorns (By: Kes Gray) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Think Big (By: Kes Gray) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brrr! (By: Kes Gray) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hoys (By: Kes Gray) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Draw it! Colour it! Creatures(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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