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The Yoga Ogre

Illustrated by Simon Rickerty

Ogden the Ogre was worried one night.
"My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight!
How has my tum got so terribly wide?
I only eat twelve meals a day," Ogden sighed.
The people said, "Jim-jams too tight and too short?
Overweight ogres should take up a sport!"
So Ogden does take up a sport - and he does it with gusto! But finding the perfect sport for a big, bumbling ogre isn't quite as simple as it may seem.

PETER BENTLY has written several picture books including The Shark in the Dark and Cats Ahoy! (both Macmillan). He has also written the Vampire School series of young fiction for OUP. He studied languages at Oxford and now lives in Devon with his wife and two children.

SIMON RICKERTYstudied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London, where he won two awards and graduated with a Masters in Communication Art and Design. He won his first award at the tender age of four (the Bedfordshire under-fives Children's Book Drawing Competition!). He was shortlisted for the 2012 Waterstones Children's Books Prize for I Don't Want to be a Pea, published by OUP. Simon lives in Somerset.

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