This is a new Puffin edition of Allan Ahlberg's best-selling Cops and Robbers classic picture book, with a brand new cover! The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave office Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains - all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Kicking a Ball; The Baby's Catalogue; Burglar Bill; 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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(261mm x 176mm x 3mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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US Kirkus Review »
"Ho ho for the robbers/The cops and the robbers Ho Ho!" So goes the refrain to the Ahlbergs' account, in heel-kicking five-line stanzas, of how officer Pugh foils a London gang's Christmas-Eve theft of children's toys. The illustrations, in their Burglar Bill comic style but softer colors, provide the details; sometimes there are up to twelve small pictures per double page, functioning as sly footnotes to the jiggy narrative. In short, this is another of the Ahlbergs' brisk capers, with no great haul for anyone but amusing in its childlike touches - as when the five robbers knock Pugh to the ground, de-pants him then sit on him crying "Give up, give up!" (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Allan Ahlberg
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.