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Books by Allan Ahlberg

  • Happy Families Collection - 10 Books

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: HPYF
    Collection 3 years +
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    Be as happy as these families!

    Allan Ahlberg's Happy Families series is packed full of heart-warming and funny tales that will delight everyone in your family.

    Each story has a moral for children to learn from while the vibrant illustrations and sense of humour running throughout adds extra appeal even on repeated reads.

    Format: paperback. Size each book 275 x 205mm.
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  • Funnybones Collection - 8 Books

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: NNYB
    Collection 4 years +
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    Due to phenomenal demand, this collection is now out of stock and won't be available for the foreseeable future. Make no bones about it, the Funnybones picture books will be loved by big skeletons, little skeletons, dog skeletons and your children!

    The books follow a family of silly skeletons who live in the dark, dark cellar of a dark, dark house on a dark, dark hill. They have all kinds of funny bone-rattling adventures as they go about their day-to-day lives trying not to get too spooked!

    Written by the Ahlbergs (the classic team behind Burglar Bill, The Jolly Postman and Happy Families), these stories are full of word repetition and laugh-out-loud moments as the skeletons manage to lose numerous body parts and play with skeleton animals.

    Format: paperback
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  • Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-Rattling Collection!

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: FUO2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    There was a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton - woof! Well-loved author Allan Ahlberg teamed up with Andre Amstutz to create this hilarious collection of skeleton stories, featuring The Ghost Train, Bumps in the Night and Skeleton Crew in one bumper book.

    Full of jokes and with a simple, repetitive text that will help build reading skills, Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone-rattling Collection! will appeal to young children and entertain parents or family members who remember the classic animated TV series.
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  • Please Mrs. Butler

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AEAUL
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Please Mrs. Butler is a witty collection of poems about school written by award- and prize-winning poet Allan Ahlberg.

    The poems cover a range of recognisable topics that will be enjoyed by everyone: the problems of copycats, bickering, picking teams, and forming gangs.

    Throughout the book there are beautiful illustrations by Fritz Wegner, which are perfect at complementing the hilarious and poignant verses.
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  • The Pencil

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BOKBT
    Paperback 3 years +
    A hilarious and utterly enchanting new classic The Times A special 10th anniversary edition of a modern classic, The Pencil is a playful, witty, wonderfully quirky story about the power of imagination. Say hi to Banjo! Once a pencil draws him, there's no telling what will come next a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to colour in an ever-expanding group of family and friends. But it's not long before the complaints begin "This hat looks silly!" "My ears are too big!" until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw a rubber. Oh no! In the hands of Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman, can anything but havoc and hilarity ensue? With gorgeous golden foil on the cover and spine, this edition is one to share and treasure.
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  • Heard it in the Playground

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BBQEE
    Paperback
    This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990. Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor's Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and - if you're a stressed teacher - sing the Mrs Butler Blues.
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  • Funnybones

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: ADCKO
    Paperback 3 years +
    No matter where they are, the two skeletons keep going bump in the night - clonk! There's only one thing to do: "send for Doctor Bones!"
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  • Funnybones: The Black Cat

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BGZAW
    Paperback 3 years +
    In a dark dark street There is a dark dark house ...In this FUNNYBONES story, the skeletons go sledging - WHEE! - and crashing - BANG! They can't see their bones in the white snow but they can see a black cat ...until she slips into their dark, dark cellar ...
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  • Funnybones

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: ADPAK
    Paperback 3 years +
    The big skeleton and the little skeleton are being chased by dinosaurs ...in their dreams! Luckily dogs can dream too - and theirs saves the day!
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  • Burglar Bill

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: FFA3
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    Janet and Allan Ahlberg's hilarious picture book, Burglar Bill. Burglar Bill is an entertaining picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! Who's that creeping down the street? Who's that climbing up the wall? Who's that coming through the window? Who's that? ... It's Burglar Bill. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Cops and Robbers, It was a Dark and Stormy Night, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Kicking a Ball; The Baby's Catalogue; 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; 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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  • Starting School

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: DDP3
    Paperback
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    Are you starting school soon? How exciting! If you can't wait to start school, or are feeling a little nervous, this is the perfect book for you. Full of humour and fun, this reassuring read will help children and parents get ready for the first day of school, and find out what to expect from the rest of their first term.
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  • The Bravest Ever Bear

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: CBLOP
    Paperback
    Reissue of an award-winning modern classic. What is this book about? It's about a bear. The bravest ever bear. No, three bears. No, four and twenty black bears. Or maybe a penguin. No, no, it's about a sausage. A sausage? That can't be right. I'll start again. This book is about the perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a sausage (again). Oh, I give up. The problem is everyone thinks this is a story about them and is determined to tell it their way. So, if you really want to know who there was and what they did, you'll just have to read these funny and ridiculous stories for yourself!
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  • Funnybones book with mix-and-match puzzle

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BZQYJ
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    On a dark dark hill There is a dark dark house And in that dark dark house live... The Big Skeleton, the Little Skeleton and the Dog Skeleton. Or is it the Big-Elephant Skeleton, the Little-Fish Skeleton and the Dog-Snake Skeleton? You decide with this brilliant mix-and-match puzzle along with the classic Funnybones tale. Match up the Big Skeleton's head with an elephant's body, or an elephant's head with the Big Skeleton, or whatever combination you like! Made from sturdy board perfect for little hands, this is a fantastic gift set featuring a timeless classic.
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  • Mr Biff the Boxer

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BUALY
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    A brand new, bigger, edition of an Ahlberg Happy Families classic. Mr Biff and Mr Bop are boxers and deadly rivals too. Mr Bop is fit and lean and Mr Biff . . . Well, Mr Biff likes a cream cake or two. Will he ever be able to toughen up in time for the annual charity match. Gulp! Janet and Allan Ahlberg's Happy Families series is full of wonderful and funny books, perfect for children learning to read. This new, bigger, edition means that even younger children can enjoy the stories. Look out for Mrs Wobble the Waitress, too! 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. Other Happy Families books: Master Money the Millionaire; Master Bun the Bakers' Boy; Mrs Lather's Laundry; Mr Creep the Crook; Miss Jump the Jockey; Master Track's Train; Master Salt the Sailor's Son; Mr and Mrs Hay the Horse; Miss Brick the Builders' Baby; Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop; Mr Buzz the Beeman; Miss Dose the Doctors' Daughter; Mr Tick the Teacher; Mrs Wobble the Waitress; Mr Cosmo the Conjuror; Mrs Plug the Plumber; Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter; Mrs Vole the Vet; Ms Cliff the Climber; Master Track's Train
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  • The Children Who Smelled a Rat

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BPVLY
    Paperback
    The fourth of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. In this thrilling, thunderous (and extra-long) Gaskitt story, Mrs Gaskitt finds a parcel, Mr Gaskitt loses a baby, Horace has mixed feelings about a bird, and the twins' teacher, Mrs Fritter, is - ooer! - not herself. Why? How? When? Why? (again). The children smell a rat!
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  • The Cat Who Got Carried Away

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BPVLX
    Paperback
    The third book of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. Welcome to the latest grand and gripping Gaskitt story, in which Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! (Also starring: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram; and a considerable number of penguins.) What more do you want?
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  • The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BMQKR
    Paperback
    The first of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers, with striking illustrations by Katharine McEwen.Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, this book is the first in a series of brilliantly funny early readers by Allan Ahlberg. One morning Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus and Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace the cat goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong. What follows is an action-packed, massively swift-paced and farcical romp as different plots interweave and end in a thrilling car chase with Mr Gaskitt saving the day! With lively illustrations by Katharine McEwen.
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  • The Woman Who Won Things

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BMPZU
    Paperback
    The second of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers.One lucky morning ... Mrs Gaskitt opens the post and finds she's won a prize! Next she kisses the postman! Never mind, though - the postman is Mr Gaskitt doing his very latest job. Meanwhile, Gus and Gloria get a new teacher, Mrs Plum, with silvery hair, a big smile and a huge suitcase, who's ever so helpful when things start to go missing in the classroom. And then Mrs Gaskitt finds she's won another prize! What happens next?
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  • Funnybones: The Pet Shop

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: BGZKM
    Paperback 3 years +
    In a dark dark street There is a dark dark house ...In this FUNNYBONES story, the big skeleton and the little skeleton are fed up with the dog skeleton and decide to swap him at the pet shop. They start off with a goldfish but soon get tired of him and swap him for a parrot - but soon they get bored of him too ...Eventually the pet shop owner gives them a box to take home with a surprise pet inside. What do you think it will be?
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  • Alison Hubble

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AYVFG
    Paperback 3 years +
    This is the story of Alison Hubble Who went to bed single ...And woke up double! A tale of MATHEMATICAL MAYHEM from magnificent illustrator Bruce Ingman and master storyteller Allan Ahlberg! Alison Hubble is shocked when she wakes up to find a twin in the bed next to her. And she keeps doubling ...and doubling ...and doubling! A fantastically funny and completely clever new picture book from the critically-acclaimed pair behind The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner.
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  • Mr Tick the Teacher

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AUDFH
    Paperback
    One of the classic Happy Families stories written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Faith Jaques. Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons - in how to trick stern school inspectors. Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. It is the best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.
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  • Mrs Lather's Laundry

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AUDFG
    Paperback
    A classic Happy Families story written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Mrs Lather is getting quite worked up in her laundry. She hates washing socks, she hates washing vests, she really doesn't much like washing trousers or dresses either. But her job gets rather more difficult when her customers start bringing in more unusual washing loads...The 'Happy Families' series is designed for use at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. It is the best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.
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  • Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: ANMJF
    Paperback 5 years +
    Daisy Dirt's dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor - until everything changes...Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.
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  • Mr Creep the Crook

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: ANMJC
    Paperback 5 years +
    Mr Creep the Crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too - even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all...The 'Happy Families' series is designed for use at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.
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