WorldCat Identities

Ahlberg, Allan

Overview
Works: 656 works in 2,709 publications in 10 languages and 80,907 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme  Toy and movable books  Poetry  Nursery rhymes  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Translator
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 )

138 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,636 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 )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 3,824 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 3,353 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,462 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. Suggested level: junior
The jolly postman, or, Other people's letters by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

59 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,082 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
Funnybones by Janet Ahlberg( Book )

77 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three skeletons--a grownup, a child, and a dog--take a walk at night through a dark town
The baby's catalogue by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,697 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
Everybody was a baby once : and other poems by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,535 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 )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the serious and fun activities of students just starting school
Peek-a-boo! by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 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 )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,320 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 )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,299 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 cat who got carried away by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,284 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
The snail house by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,260 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 adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,195 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Norwegian and held by 1,129 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,082 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her parents treat Tilly to a treasure hunt, they all play hide-and-seek
The man who wore all his clothes by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Gaskitt the taxi driver, Mr. Gaskitt the heavily dressed man, and their twins, Gus and Gloria, foil a bank robbery
The baby in the hat by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,012 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
 
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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

Allan Ahlberg scriitor de literatură pentru copii britanic

Allan Ahlberg Suurbritannia lastekirjanik

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 lettersFunnybonesThe baby's catalogueEverybody was a baby once : and other poems--Starting school