Burglar Bill

Burglar Bill

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By (author) Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Janet Ahlberg

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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 278mm x 12mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 30 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140503013
  • ISBN 13: 9780140503012
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 3,019

Product description

Janet and Allan Ahlberg's hilarious picture book, Burglar Bill. Burglar Bill is an entertaining picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! Who's that creeping down the street? Who's that climbing up the wall? Who's that coming through the window? Who's that?...It's Burglar Bill. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Cops and Robbers, It was a Dark and Stormy Night, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Kicking a Ball; The Baby's Catalogue; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please Mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; and The Boyhood of Burglar Bill.

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Author information

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. His latest book - Kicking a Ball, illustrated by Sebastien Braun was published in May. He has also written prize-winning poetry and longer fiction. He lives in Bath, and, to avoid distractions, writes from a shed in his garden!

Editorial reviews

Bill is a benign sort of burglar, stealing only what he uses - a toothbrush here, a can of beans there, the fish and chips and tea he has every night for supper. Then Bill takes home a big brown box with little holes in it, and finds that he's stuck with a baby. But - this being one of those disingenuous British bits of whimsy - that very night Bill is burgled by the baby's mother, Burglar Betty (a red-haired, high-heeled "widow lady"), and before you can say "snitch" the three are a family, with Bill and Betty returning all their loot and Bill going to work in a bakery. With Janet Ahlberg's off-hand visual jokes, it's a mildly amusing diversion of its funny-paper kind. (Kirkus Reviews)