Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. He went to art school in Norwich and then set about entering the competitve world of children's books. Jez has now written and illustrated over thirty picture books for children, he was runner up of the 1985 Mother Goose Award with his first book Bare Bear. Jez lives in Richmond, Surrey, with his Danish wife.
The board book edition of Fix-It Duck by Jez Alborough, the follow-up to Duck in a Truck (a quacking good read-aloud, according to PW), finds the handy quacker attempting to repair a leaky roof with his usual er, aplomb. (Kane/Miller, $7.99 32p ages 3-6 ISBN 978-1-933605-30-2; Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'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