Everybody Was a Baby Once by Allan Ahlberg
  

Everybody Was a Baby Once

Written by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

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Age 3+.

Shortlisted for the CLPE Poetry Award 2011, which honours excellence in poetry written for children.

A wonderful collection of the simplest and most joyous poems produced in a gorgeous picture book format. Nineteen delightful poems about everything from meeting a witch to getting sausages to dance jump off the page in Allan Ahlberg’s witty words and Bruce Ingman’s delightful illustrations.

The CLPE Poetry Award 2011 shortlist:

Everybody was a Baby Once

Cuckoo Rock

If You could See Laughter

Off Road to Everywhere

A Million Brilliant Poems: Part One

Synopsis

Everybody Was a Baby Once by Allan Ahlberg

Meet witches, snowmen, lizards and favourite nursery-rhyme characters in this joyful poetry collection for infants of every age! One day a boy went walking, and walked into a store. He bought a pound of sausages, and put them on the floor. The boy began to whistle, he whistled up a tune. And all the little sausages danced around the room...

The inspired creators of The Runaway Dinner are proud to serve you up a shouting, screaming, smiling, whistling, playing, chasing, rhyming romp for children of every age. Nineteen poems, funny, wistful, delightfully illustrated, introduce a merry cast of babies, witches, sausages, robbers and favourite nursery-rhyme characters that will enchant everybody who is - or was - a baby! It combines original poems from acclaimed author Allan Ahlberg and classic verses from the endlessly talented Anon, every one gloriously illustrated by Bruce Ingman. This book is jacketed.

Reviews

'Always thoughtful, often funny, Ahlberg's poems are a celebration of being young and eager.' - The Guardian

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

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: 5 years +

Author

Allan Ahlberg
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9781406330007

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