The Baby's Catalogue by Allan Ahlberg

The Baby's Catalogue

Written by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Janet Ahlberg

Baby and Toddler   
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30th Anniversary edition of this classic celebration of babies – their dinners, prams, accidents, gardens, bedtimes and bath times, books, pets and even their Mums and Dads. Everything that is familiar to a baby is beautifully captured in Janet Ahlberg’s soft illustrations which ask to be looked at time after time by babies and parents alike.


The Baby's Catalogue by Allan Ahlberg

A friendly, funny book, presenting a vast array of baby paraphenalia that should be instantly recognisable and absorbing to a young child.

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


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2012




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