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The Pencil - Allan Ahlberg

The Pencil

By: Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman

Paperback | 1 August 2009

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When a pencil draws a rubber, a battle of wits ensues! A pencil draws a boy, a dog, a cat and a whole world for them to play in.

Then the pencil draws a brush, and the brush adds colour to everything. Everyone is very happy, until the pencil draws a rubber...which begins rubbing everything out!

About the Author

Allan has won numerous awards for his books including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002.

Bruce Ingman won the 1996 Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's picture books for When Martha's Away (also winner of the 1996 National Art Library Illustration Awards). He is also the author-illustrator of Bad News, I'm in Charge! He lives in London.

This title comes from the acclaimed partnership behind The Runaway Dinner and Previously. It is illustrated by the winner of the 1996 Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's books.

Shortlisted for the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Award.

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. It was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children. Allan has won numerous awards for his books including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002.
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[An] hilarious and utterly enchanting new classic -- Amanda Craig Times

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