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The Runaway Dinner

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

The Runaway Dinner Synopsis

Talk about fast food! A hilarious, high-speed tale from the inimitable Allan Ahlberg - catch it if you can! The celebrated Allan Ahlberg is in his element in this fast-paced, funny story about what happens when dinner decides that it doesn't fancy being eaten. Just as hungry little boy Banjo is about to tuck into his sausage, it jumps right up off the plate and runs away! But the sausage - whose name is Melvin - isn't alone... He's followed by the fork, the knife, the table, the French fries and even the peas. And so the chase is on! Will Banjo ever catch up with his runaway dinner? And what (gulp) happens to Melvin if he does? Gloriously illustrated by the award-winning Bruce Ingman, this is a whacky, whimsical romp perfect for reading aloud.

The Runaway Dinner Press Reviews

Funny, touching, ridiculous and dramatic - a treat from start to finish. * The Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406305494
Publication date: 1st May 2007
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Bruce Ingman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg has written nearly 140 titles for children, including Everybody was a Baby Once, The Pencil, The Runaway Dinner and such classics as The Jolly Postman series and Peepo. His books have won numerous awards: the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Blue Peter Award in 2001 and the Children's Book Award in 2002. Allan lives in Bath with his family. Bruce Ingman's first book, When Martha's Away, was published in 1995 and was honoured with the National Art Library Award. It also won the 1996 Mother Goose Award for the most exciting British newcomer to children's books. Since then, he has made four more ...

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