Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book) by Allan Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book)

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Baby and Toddler   
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A delightful board book with simple rhyming text and engaging interactive pictures. Children will be able to find characters that are mentioned in the text, such as Mother Hubbard and Cinderella. Wonderful detail in the illustrations provides endless entertainment in that with each view you find yet more in them – so clever and yet so simply done. Janet was an artist extraordinaire whose life was sadly cut short by illness some years ago.


Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book) by Allan Ahlberg

Introduces characters from traditional stories, such as the "Three Bears", "Mother Hubbard" and "Tom Thumb". This board book encourages children to participate and to find the characters hidden in the pictures. With its rhyme and rhythm, it is suitable for reading aloud to very young children.


Play the game of hide-and-seek with Cinderella, the Three Bears, Jack and Jill, in this cunningly devised rhyming picture book. 'Tom Thumb in the cupboard/ I spy Mother Hubbard...

? (0 - 3 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg

As a child

Allan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life

Allan has collaborated with many illustrators, including Andre Amstutz, Gillian Tyler and Katharine McEwen, as well as his late wife, Janet Ahlberg (nee Hall) and his daughter Jessica Ahlberg. He has won numerous awards for his books including, the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, The Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001, and The Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children award 2002.

You can see Allan reading from Peepo! in this video:

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Book Info


34 pages
Interest Age: To 3


Allan Ahlberg
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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

27th May 1999




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