WorldCat Identities

Ahlberg, Allan

Overview
Works: 557 works in 2,400 publications in 11 languages and 82,809 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Toy and movable books  Poetry  Picture books  History  Pictorial works  Stories in rhyme  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ7.A2688, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allan Ahlberg
Each peach pear plum : an "I spy" story by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

111 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play "I Spy" with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters
The pencil by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pencil draws a boy, a dog, a cat and a whole world for them to play in. Then the pencil draws a brush, and the brush adds colour to everything. Everyone is very happy, until the pencil draws a rubber ... which begins rubbing everything out
The runaway dinner by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy named Banjo Cannon always eats a sausage for dinner, until the night that his sausage--and the rest of his meal--runs away
The children who smelled a rat by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the Gaskitts have a bad day when the baby rolls away in a shopping cart, the twins' teacher acts peculiar, and a lost bird tries to hypnotize the cat
The jolly postman, or, Other people's letters by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jolly Postman delivers letters to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears. Twelve of the pages have been made into six envelopes and contain eight letters and cards. Each letter may be removed from its envelope page and read separately
The baby's catalogue by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babies, their families, and familiar objects and activities are depicted in whimsical drawings which present the daily routines of the lives of babies and their parents. Includes some vocabulary words
Funnybones by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

69 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three skeletons (a grownup, a child, and a dog) take a walk at night through a dark town. Suggested level: junior
Everybody was a baby once : and other poems by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen impishly illustrated poems present a unique cast of babies and witches, sausages and robbers, and a few favorite nursery-rhyme characters sure to entice everybody who ever was a baby
--Starting school by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the serious and fun activities of students just starting school
The cat who got carried away by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an exciting couple of days for the Gaskitt family and their community--with missing pets, an unusual substitute teacher, and a special addition to their household
Peek-a-boo! by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief rhyming clues invite the reader to look through holes in the pages for a baby's view of the world from breakfast to bedtime
The snail house by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandma tells Michael, Hannah, and their baby brother the story of three children who shrink to such a small size that they decide to live in a snail's shell
Previously by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes Goldilocks, Jack and the beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the frog prince, Cinderella, and the gingerbread man
The jolly Christmas postman by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jolly Postman delivers Christmas cards to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears. Each card may be removed from its envelope page and read separately
The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clumsy Englishman tries to dress himself and ends up in Scotland, is chased by a giant sausage, and saves a dog from drowning even though he cannot swim
It was a dark and stormy night by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being kidnapped by outlaws, Antonio, an eight-year old boy is asked to tell them a story which he makes up as he goes along
A bit more Bert by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bert receives a disastrous haircut, loses his dog, and discovers that there are many other Berts in the world
Treasure hunt by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her parents treat Tilly to a treasure hunt, they all play hide-and-seek
The baby in the hat by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catching a baby in his hat sets off a series of adventures for a young nineteenth-century English boy as he becomes a sea captain and finds a surprising mate
Bravest ever bear by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tale characters tell their stories from their own perspective, with new endings, and find themselves encountering each other as their stories overlap
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The runaway dinner
Alternative Names
Ahlberg, A. 1938-

Ahlberg, A. (Allan), 1938-

Ahlberg, Allan 1938-

Allan Ahlberg auteur de livres pour enfants

Allan Ahlberg British children's writer

Allan Ahlberg Brits illustrator

Allan Ahlberg brittisk barnboksförfattare

알버그, 알랭 1938-

알버그, 알렌 1938-

앨버그, 앨런 1938-

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The pencilThe runaway dinnerThe children who smelled a ratThe jolly postman, or, Other people's lettersThe baby's catalogueFunnybonesEverybody was a baby once : and other poems--Starting school