Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
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Each Peach Pear Plum
By Janet Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum

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Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg

Book Description

"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. 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140509199
ISBN-10: 0140509194
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 241mm x 3mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » The Ahlberg penchant for playing with nursery characters (Jeremiah in the Dark Woods, 1978) has issue this time in a more traditional, pastoral-pretty nursery book. "Each Peach Pear Plum/ I spy Tom Thumb," reads the first couplet (of what was originally a counting-out rhyme), while opposite Tom sits half-hidden in a tree; "Tom Thumb in the cupboard/ I spy Mother Hubbard" shows him in plain sight and - look sharp! - only her posterior, looming in the picture's corner. And so it goes, with a new character named - and cleverly half-concealed - at each of the openings. Youngsters will enjoy spying them out and appreciate their comical faces until at the finale - "Plum Pie in the sun/ I spy. . . EVERYONE!" - they all spring out from concealment and sit down to a picnic feast. Once you've seen it, true, there are no surprises but, for the very young, there's another sort of satisfaction from knowing what's coming next. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Janet Ahlberg

Janet and Allan Ahlberg created some of the world's most popular picture books, including EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN, both winners of Greenaway Medals, and THE BABY'S CATALOGUE, inspired by their daughter Jessica. Janet died in 1994 and Allan, a former teacher, now lives in London.

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