The Man Who Wore All His Clothes by Allan Ahlberg

The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

Written by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Katharine McEwan
Part of the The Gaskitts Series

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Mr Gaskitt does a strange thing one day; he puts on all his clothes right on top of each other. Going out dressed like that makes Mr Gaskitt look very different and it's lucky that he does when he meets a robber and has to be very brave! An exciting and easy to read story that is full of surprises.


The Man Who Wore All His Clothes by Allan Ahlberg

One morning Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus & Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace the cat goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong. What happens next is an action-packed, farcical romp that interweaves all the different plots, and ends in a thrilling car chase with Mr Gaskitt saving the day!

The Gaskitt stories are:

The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

The Woman Who Won Things

The Cat Who Got Carried Away

The Children Who Smelled a Rat


Praise for this series:

"These books are carefully crafted, ingenious gems ... every page a joy." The Sunday Times

"Huge fun and ideal for early readers." Independent on Sunday

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


80 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Allan Ahlberg
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2012




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