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Books in the series: Happy Families

Master Bun the Bakers' Boy

Master Bun the Bakers' Boy

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Bertie Bun was born to be a baker. His mum is a baker. His dad is a baker. Even his grandparents were bakers. But Bertie has a big problem - he's bored of bread! He wants to be a butcher's boy, or a bus-driver's boy or even a balloonist's boy - and his wishes are going to land him in lots of trouble ... Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Miss Brick the Builders' Baby

Miss Brick the Builders' Baby

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Mr and Mrs Brick are builders, just like their mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers. But their new baby doesn't seem to be following in their footsteps. Instead of building things up, she keeps knocking things down! Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Mr Tick the Teacher

Mr Tick the Teacher

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

One of the classic Happy Families stories written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Faith Jaques. Mr Tick loves teaching his six children at their little school. But then they hear news that all small schools must close, so Mr Tick starts teaching some rather unusual lessons - in how to trick stern school inspectors. Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Mrs Lather's Laundry

Mrs Lather's Laundry

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

A classic Happy Families story written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre Amstutz Mrs Lather is getting quite worked up in her laundry. She hates washing socks, she hates washing vests, she really doesn't much like washing trousers or dresses either. But her job gets rather more difficult when her customers start bringing in more unusual washing loads ... The 'Happy Families' series is designed for use at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Mr Creep the Crook

Mr Creep the Crook

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Mr Creep the Crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too - even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all. . . The 'Happy Families' series is designed for use at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Daisy Dirt's dad is a dustman on the dole, but her mum has remarried a Duke and is a filthy rich Duchess. Poor Daisy doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor - until everything changes . . . Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Master Track's Train

Master Track's Train

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Here is an announcement! The train approaching platform two is full of stolen goods . . . Mr Track is the train driver, and Mrs Track is the driver's wife. Toby Track is their little boy and he is exceptionally good at jumping onto stolen trains and rescuing them from crooks! A hilarious Happy Families picture book from master storyteller, Allan Ahlberg.

Mrs Vole the Vet

Mrs Vole the Vet

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Mrs Vole the vet has one son, two daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband. Really, she has everything she needs and she works very hard - no job is too big, too small or too high - but her children think that what she really needs is a boyfriend! A hilarious Happy Families picture book from master storyteller, Allan Ahlberg.

Miss Jump the Jockey

Miss Jump the Jockey

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Miss Jump the Jockey is a hilarious picture book by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Miss Josie Jump the jockey can't wait to gallop in a race like her mum, her brother and even her grandma, but everyone says she's too young. But then grandma's horse gets a sore throat and Jimmy Jump gets a splinter in his bottom so she might get her chance at last... Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath. Look out for other hilarious Happy Familiies books! Mrs Wobble the Waitress; Mr Biff the Boxer; Master Money the Millionaire

Master Money the Millionaire

Master Money the Millionaire

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Master Money the Millionaire is a hilarious book by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Andre Amstutz. Master Money is a very rich little boy indeed. When he's only four years old, he finds buried treasure in his garden. When he's five, he finds buried treasure in the sandpit at school. And, at six, he finds buried treasure on the beach. But then Mister Creep the Crook finds him ... Look out for these Happy Families books, too! Mrs Wobble the Waitress, Mr Biff the Boxer, Miss Jump the Jockey

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

A brand new, bigger, edition of an Ahlberg Happy Families classic. Mrs Wobble LOVES her job as a waitress but, oh dear, there's one big problem - she wobbles!! And when she wibbles and wobbles and drops jelly everywhere, it's time for a new job! Luckily, Mr Wobble, and all the Wobble children have a cunning plan . . . Janet and Allan Ahlberg's Happy Families series is full of wonderful and funny books, perfect for children learning to read. This new, bigger, edition means that even younger children can enjoy the stories. Look out for Mr Biff the Boxer, too! Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath. Other Happy Families books: Master Money the Millionaire; Master Bun the Bakers' Boy; Mrs Lather's Laundry; Mr Creep the Crook; Miss Jump the Jockey; Master Track's Train; Master Salt the Sailor's Son; Mr and Mrs Hay the Horse; Miss Brick the Builders' Baby; Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop; Mr Buzz the Beeman; Miss Dose the Doctors' Daughter; Mr Tick the Teacher; Mrs Wobble the Waitress; Mr Cosmo the Conjuror; Mrs Plug the Plumber; Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter; Mrs Vole the Vet; Ms Cliff the Climber; Master Track's Train

Mr Biff the Boxer

Mr Biff the Boxer

3+ readers

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

This is a brand new, bigger, edition of an Ahlberg Happy Families classic.  

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Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop

Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/1988

`I say, I say, I say, have you heard the story of Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop? No? Well, here it is!' The Jolly family love jokes and they know how to keep laughing, even when life gets tricky. Based on the classic `Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. `The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Mr and Mrs Hay the Horse

Mr and Mrs Hay the Horse

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/1981

Mr and Mrs Hay are a horse! Every day they climb into their horse suit (she's the back, he's the front) and perform at the circus. But as their children Henry and Henrietta grow up, their galloping parents begin to embarrass them ... Based on the classic `Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. `The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop

Mrs Plug the Plumber

Mrs Plug the Plumber

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/1980

Whenever a plumber is needed in the town, people call for Mrs Plug. And wherever she goes, Mr Plug and the baby Plugs go too. Then one night she uses her plumbing tools to save a rich man from a robber and the family end up setting sail on their biggest plumbing adventure ever! Based on the classic `Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. `The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Mrs Wobble the Waitress

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/1980

Mrs Wobble loves her job as a waitress in a cafe but there's one big problem - she wobbles! She wobbles so much that she drops a chicken on a lady's pretty hat, then she drops a jelly on her boss and gets the sack. She fears her wobble will stop her working ever again - but Mr Wobble has a plan...Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' - Children's Rights Workshop.

Mr. Biff the Boxer

Mr. Biff the Boxer

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/1980

Mr Biff is a boxer but he likes to eat cream cakes and sit by the fire in his slippers. Mr Bop is a boxer too, but he's the fittest, toughest man in town. So Mr Biff needs to train hard before their charity match - but will he strong enough to swap his cream cakes for carrots? Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' - Children's Rights Workshop.

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