Oi, Dog! by Kes Grey and Jim Field – review

Published by Hodder Children’s

Publication date 6 October 2016

Source – own copy


“The absurdly funny sequel to the award-winning Oi Frog! from vibrant pairing Kes Gray and Jim Field.

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter. Shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award 2016.

Frog’s had enough, he’s the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules – only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs.

‘Well, I’m changing the rules,’ said the frog.
‘From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!’

And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is FROG going to sit?”

Frog is fed up with where dog’s seating arrangements and turning the tables on bossy Cat, devises a new seating plan for the animals. Having given up his place on the log for Dog, Frog has to find new seats for everyone, and Cat for one is not happy with his new resting place.

This is wonderful sequel to Oi, Frog! with a whole host of new animals who are having to comply with the hilarious new seating plan devised by a rather fed up Frog. The rhyming couplets lend a lovely flow to the book, making it easy to read and easy to follow, and allowing for suggestions of where other animals might sit, to be discussed with active and imaginative young minds. My children were soon joining in with ‘reading’ after only a couple of readings of the book. And it is a book that elicits calls of ‘read it again’ straight after the last lines.

The illustrations perfectly match the text, with the expression of a put upon Cat and a rather perplexed Whale, adding to the story, eliciting giggles when seen in junction with the story being read.

A wonderful addition to any child’s haul of books, I for one can’t wait for Oi, Cat. I mean, the kids can’t wait, obviously…


3 Comments Add yours

  1. The Quiet Knitter says:

    I can see this *magically* appearing on the birthday present list for my wee one this year 😉
    Fantastic review


    1. janetemson says:

      Thanks. The kids love this book – I’ll definitely have to get Oi, Cat! when it comes out. Hope your little one likes it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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