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Books with author Allan Ahlberg

  • The Jolly Postman

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Hardcover (LB Kids, Sept. 1, 2001)
    This nostalgic classic, including real letters, is a must-have for every child! This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email by depicting amusing correspondence between fairy tale and Mother Goose characters. What could possibly be in a letter from Goldilocks to the Three Bears? Who would write to the Wicked Witch? Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales together.
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  • Each Peach Pear Plum board book

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Board book (Viking Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1999)
    Each Peach Pear Plum - the classic picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages young children to interact with the picture to find the next fairy tale and nursery rhyme character. This board book edition is perfect for little hands. In this book With your little eye, Take a look, And play 'I spy' Praise for Each Peach Pear Plum: 'Deceptively simple. Each Peach Pear Plum is a work of genius' Elaine Moss 'This familiar rhyme has been given the brilliant Ahlbreg treatment to which no young child can fail to respond. It's a book which will be read over and over again . . . just perfect!' Child Education 'A charming, pictorial fantasia...a warm, sunny, delectable picture book' Brian Alderson, The Times Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Baby's Catalogue was inspired by their daughter, Jessica. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; The Baby's Catalogue; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
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  • The Jolly Christmas Postman

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Hardcover (LB Kids, Sept. 1, 2001)
    The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and presents, too, in his Christmas postbag.This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email with an interactive picture book full of real letters to read aloud. The Jolly Postman brings a batch of wonderful letters for Christmas, including notes from the Big Bad Wolf and all the King's men. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales together.
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  • Peek-a-Boo

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Board book (Viking Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1997)
    “Perfectly tuned for a first-book experience.”—Booklist Peek-a-boo, I see you! Baby peeks through holes cut in sturdy board book pages. The perfect way for very young children to play along with the classic game of peek-a-boo!
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  • Jolly Pocket Postman

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Hardcover (Viking, Oct. 31, 2006)
    Once more the Jolly Postman rides - and flies - and shrinks! This brilliant book is the third adventure for the Jolly Postman, originally published in 1995 and now back in print! The Jolly Postman's morning is set off course when he suffers a bump to the head before he shrinks to the size of a postage stamp . . . and it just gets curiouser and curiouser! Featuring a whole host of familiar characters, pull-out letters and a magnifying glass, The Jolly Pocket Postman is the third in this bestselling and award-winning series by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
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  • Each Peach Pear Plum

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Oct. 7, 1986)
    In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy - so starts the classic story from best-selling author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.
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  • Funnybones

    Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

    Paperback (Penguin UK, Sept. 30, 1999)
    The classic and beloved Funnybones by children's book superstars Janet and Allan Ahlberg.In this, the first ever Funnybones book of all, we are introduced to the wonderful humor and fun of the much-loved series. The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read - these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort!Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal.Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg:Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; The Baby's Catalogue; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
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  • My Brother's Ghost

    Allan Ahlberg

    Hardcover (Viking Juvenile, March 19, 2001)
    Orphaned by the death of their parents and bereft by the sudden death of their older brother Tom, nine-year-old Frances and three-year-old Harry are comforted by Tom's ghost, who helps them in difficult situations at home with their aunt and uncle and at school.
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  • Bye Bye Baby: A Sad Story with a Happy Ending

    Allan Ahlberg

    Paperback (Puffin, May 2, 2019)
    This is a sad story- but it has a very happy ending. Once, there was a baby with no mummy- but he wanted a mummy very much. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he set off to find one. Along the way he met lots of new friends, none of whom could be his mummy but wanted to help him find one.When they met a lady with a pram and no baby, the baby finally found his mummy- there was just one more thing he needed- a daddy! A beautiful story about finding your family, it can be used to talk about adoption, fostering and changing families. This Janet and Allan Ahlberg classic is a must for every bookshelf.
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  • Peepo!

    Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg

    Board book (Puffin, May 24, 2011)
    PEEPO! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity. A series of holes peeping through to the next page leads the child on to the next stage in the day, giving a hint of what is to come. An original book that has long delighted young children - and their parents!
  • Make a Face

    Allan Ahlberg

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Feb. 12, 1987)
    Book by Ahlberg, Allan
  • Burglar Bill

    Allan Ahlberg

    eBook (Puffin, May 2, 2013)
    Everything in Burglar Bill's life is stolen, from the toast, marmalade and coffee he has for breakfast to the bed he sleeps in. One night when he is out burgling, he comes across a box with holes in the lid on a doorstep. He picks it up of course and when he gets home he discovers, to his horror, that he has stolen a baby. He and the baby muddle along together until one night he is disturbed by a burglar - Burglar Betty. She is the mother of Burglar Bill's baby. Bill and Betty decide to reform and live honest lives; they return all the stolen goods, get married and live happily ever after!