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Peepo! (Board Book)
Janet and Allan Ahlberg have written more than books which have been read and loved by children all over the world. Are you curious as to where to start? Open each page and follow a little baby through their day while seeing through their eyes in this ingenious page turner. A series of peep holes lead readers from page to page and through to the next stage in the day, giving a delightful hint - and peep - of what is to come next. A poem on each page gives a clue as to what is hiding in the picture opposite, encouraging little ones to interact with the images; follow the fun rhymes together and try and find some of the many well-known nursery characters hidden throughout the book. Set sail with them in this beautiful picture book, with classic illustrations by Emma Chichester-Clarke. On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town.
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Kwame Alexander. Danielle Jawando. Allan Ahlberg was born in Croydon in , but grew up in Oldbury, near Birmingham. From the age of twelve, his dream was to be a writer. Before he fulfilled his ambition, he tried his hand at a variety of other jobs including postman, grave digger, plumber's mate and teacher.
J essica Ahlberg still keeps an old envelope on which is scribbled her dad's acceptance speech. He collected the Kate Greenaway medal on behalf of his wife, Janet, who won the prize in for her illustrations of Each Peach Pear Plum. Janet couldn't go because she had just given birth to Jessica and, with all the pride and joy of a first-time father, Allan Ahlberg finishes the speech by describing their newborn child as "not so much a baby, more a piece of market research". It was a good joke, and if it contains a germ of truth then Jessica, who is 33 and lives in Brighton, doesn't hold it against her dad. There is a frightening evocation of the perils of having a storyteller for a mother in AS Byatt's The Children's Book but growing up with both parents in a hugely successful children's book-creating partnership does not seem to have left Jessica with any scars. After some hesitation, she is following the path of her mother, Janet, who died in , and becoming a children's illustrator herself. One of the writers she is working with is, perhaps inevitably, her father.
Skip to main content Allan Ahlberg. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. They worked together for 20 years until Janet died of cancer in Allan wrote the books and Janet illustrated them.
Janet Ahlberg won two Kate Greenaway Medals for illustrating their books   and the winner Each Peach Pear Plum was named one of the top ten winning works for the 50th anniversary of the Medal — Allan Ahlberg was born 5 June in Croydon. He grew up with "no books and not much conversation". Janet Hall was born 21 October in Yorkshire  and brought up in Leicester. Also provides a place to paste photographs.