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The Pencil

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

The Pencil Synopsis

The acclaimed duo of Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman team up to imagine the comical world that comes to life when a lonely pencil starts to draw. From the acclaimed duo behind The Runaway Dinner and Previously comes a playful, witty story about the power of imagination. Welcome back Banjo, the boy from The Runaway Dinner! Once a pencil draws him, there's no telling what will come next - a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to colour in an ever-expanding group of family and friends. But it's not long before the complaints begin - This hat looks silly! My ears are too big! - until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw ... a rubber. Oh no! In the hands of Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman, can anything but havoc and hilarity ensue?

The Pencil Press Reviews

[An] hilarious and utterly enchanting new classic -- Amanda Craig * Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406319552
Publication date: 1st August 2009
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Bruce Ingman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 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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