I’ll Take You To Mrs Cole







Winner of the Limburg Children’s Book Prize, Netherlands

Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, UK

Shortlisted for the German Young People’s Literature Prize

Shortlisted for the Burnley Children’s Book Prize, UK

Best of the Year: Federation of Children’s Book Groups, UK

Andersen Press, UK

Random House, Australia

Macmillan, Australia

Macmillan, UK

Kane/Miller, USA

Berghs Publishing, USA

Lemniscaat, Netherlands

Berghs Forlag, Sweden

Ali Baba, Germany

Red House Bookclub, UK

Signed Stories – ITV, UK


In this touching story a little boy overcomes fear of a neighbour and her family and makes many new friends.


One of the most outstanding children’s books for some time. The Financial Times


A superbly imaginative inner-city story. The Listener


Gray’s story is sympathetic, humorous and a rollicking read-aloud. Publisher’s Weekly


A marvellous combination of words and pictures that goes way beyond any age barriers. the message has an appeal that is both wide and universal. There is a great degree of warmth and genuine affection in the story. One of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading for quite some time. This book stands head and shoulders above the rest. A positive feast of delight. Burnley Express


Innovative and inspirational, it is a delightfully child-centred book. British Book News


One of the most thoughtful and amusing children’s books available. Northampton Echo


A lively and entertaining picture book. The Bookseller


It’s not often that the text of a picture book can be singled out for praise, but Nigel Gray’s could stand on its own. The Signal


A touching tale. Excellent. Children’s Book News


Children enjoy the writing, they enjoy the characterisation, they enjoy the story, and they enjoy sharing a unique imaginative experience. William Jordan 


Funny, touching and true. Sunday Telegraph