Miss Jump the Jockey is a hilarious picture book by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Miss Josie Jump the jockey can't wait to gallop in a race like her mum, her brother and even her grandma, but everyone says she's too young.
But then grandma's horse gets a sore throat and Jimmy Jump gets a splinter in his bottom so she might get her chance at last...Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers.
He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal.
He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.
Look out for other hilarious Happy Familiies books! Mrs Wobble the Waitress; Mr Biff the Boxer; Master Money the Millionaire
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 24 pages, chiefly Illustrations (colour)
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/06/2014
- Category: Picture books: character books
- ISBN: 9780141352398