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My Worst Book Ever!

Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman


From the team behind the award-winning The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner comes this riotous story about a very unlucky book. For children aged 5+

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‘Hello there! I’m Allan Ahlberg. Here I am with my friend, Bruce Ingman. We’re hard at work on our latest book, Crocodile Snap!, all about a desperate, crafty, sneaking crocodile. But as you can see, things aren’t quite going according to plan…’

Books are fun to read – and they can be even more fun to make. At least normally they are. But sometimes things get in the way – like squashed flies, hungry snails and curious cats – and before long what should be the best book ever is turning out to be the worst book ever.

Find out how to make a book and what it’s like when everything that can go wrong does go wrong in this charming and entertaining story.

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'Ahlberg, the master of meta-picturebooks, writes about making a book with his real-life illustrator, and offers laughs and insights into the creative process'
Sunday Times

'A clever story about the making of a book and all the things that can go wrong'
Absolutely magazine

'A wonderfully different book which will become a favourite to read over and over again'
Parents in Touch

'A perfect pairing of words and pictures, Ahlberg and Ingman prove themselves once again to be a winning team'
School Librarian

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 22.0 x 20.0 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Publication date: 22 February 2018

ISBN: 9780500650905

About the Author

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.