Author(s): Jez Alborough (Illustrator)
'Ahoy there, sailors!' comes a cry.'Is this a boating trip I spy?'If there are seas to be explored,make way... CAPTAIN DUCK'S ON BOARD! In this hilarious follow-up to the highly-successful Duck in the Truck and Fix-it Duck, things get even more out of hand when Duck takes the long-suffering Frog and Sheep on a trip out to sea in Goat's boat! But although Duck likes to think of himself as an expert sailor he soon runs into problems and the friends have to spend a long, cold night out on the rolling waves.
'With a nod to Dr. Seuss and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and rhythm as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining.' Child Education Reviews for Duck in the Truck: 'Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.' TES Primary 'Alborough's text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.' Junior 'Colourful, arresting and busting with action.' Child Education Praise for Hit the Ball Duck: 'A really great story; the best Duck book so far.' The Guardian
Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitive world of children's books. Jez was runner-up for the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book, 'Bare Bear'. He has now written and illustrated more than thirty children's books, including 'Duck in a Truck', 'Where's My Teddy?' and 'Hug'. Jez lives in London with his Danish wife.