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My Worst Book Ever!

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

My Worst Book Ever! Synopsis

Picture books are such good fun and so is making them - but who knew there were so many things that could go wrong? This is the story of a picture book doomed from the very start. Allan has a good idea for book about a crocodile, but every time he sits down to write he's interrupted. The manuscript gets soaked in tea and nibbled by snails. And then when Bruce gets started on the pictures, he gets over-excited and draws a hippo not a crocodile. The publishers get over-excited too - they want a dinosaur and experiment with all kinds of different fonts. Allan and Bruce think they've straightened things out, but then when the book goes off to the printer - you guessed it - there's MORE trouble. Pages in French and Chinese get muddled with the English, and somehow Bruce's hippos and dinosaurs get mixed up with them too.

My Worst Book Ever! Press Reviews

'Immerse yourself in a beautifully illustrated ride with rhythm and pace which will sweep you from cover to cover with a smile' - The Association of Illustrators 'A perfect pairing of words and pictures, Ahlberg and Ingman prove themselves once again to be a winning team' - School Librarian 'A wonderfully different book which will become a favourite to read over and over again' - Parents in Touch 'Fascinating ... zany, unexpected at times, and a joy to explore' - Storytime 'A clever story about the making of a book and all the things that can go wrong' - Absolutely magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500650905
Publication date: 1st February 2018
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Bruce Ingman
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg is a world-famous children's writer. He has published over 100 books for children, including such award-winning books as Each Peach Pear Plum, Burglar Bill, Peepo and The Jolly Postman. He lives in Lewes. Bruce Ingman turned to book illustration after teaching art in several colleges. His first book, When Martha's Away, won the National Art Library Award and the prestigious Mother Goose Award. Ahlberg and Ingman have worked together on a number of hugely successful stories, including Hooray for Bread, The Runaway Dinner and The Pencil.

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