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Ahlberg, Allan

Overview
Works: 568 works in 2,460 publications in 14 languages and 82,429 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Toy and movable books  Stories in rhyme  Poetry  Picture books  Nursery rhymes  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, 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 )

103 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,500 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 3,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely pencil timidly draws a boy, a dog, and other items but soon faces a problem as his creations begin demanding changes, and when he draws an eraser to make them happy, the real trouble begins
The runaway dinner by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 3,367 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 2,508 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 )

59 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,084 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 )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,751 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 )

71 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a dark dark hill here was a dark dark town. In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street. In the dark dark street there was a dark dark house. In the dark dark house there was a dark dark staircase. Down the dark dark staircase there was a dark dark cellar. And in the dark dark cellar . . . Join the Funnybones on a night-time walk through the dark dark town
Everybody was a baby once : and other poems by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,549 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 4 languages and held by 1,456 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 1,407 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 1,396 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
Previously by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,338 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. Suggested level: junior
The snail house by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,334 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
The jolly Christmas postman by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,307 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 1,248 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 English and held by 1,165 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 1,126 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,060 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 1,037 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 1,019 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

Allan Ahlberg escriptor de literatura infantil britànic

Allan Ahlberg escritor de literatura infantil británico

알버그, 알랭 1938-

알버그, 알렌 1938-

앨버그, 앨런 1938-

アールバーグ, アラン

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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