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Allan and Janet Ahlberg by Mind Map: Allan and Janet Ahlberg
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Allan and Janet Ahlberg

The Ahlbergs collaborated on the creation of many well known children's books. They have produced picture books, poetry collections and novels.

Allan was a teacher before he began writing stories and poems for children. He has worked with many other artists as well as collaborating with his wife Janet.

Janet took a graphic design course that opened up the world of illustration, she asked her husband allan to create some stories for her to illustrate.

Quotes about the Ahlbergs

'The Ahlbergs belong with A. A. Milne and Lewis Caroll, to the greatest tradition of British children's books, having the kind of genius that can dominate an era' - Sunday Times

Many of their books have become children's classics, with their 'rhythmic prose, their mix of dottiness and sentiment appealing both to young children and to the parents who read them aloud' (Louette Harding, The Daily Mail).

'Janet and Allan Ahlberg were to children's books what Ginger and Fred were to dancing'. (The Guardian)

Picture Books

Each Peach Pear Plum


The Jolly Postman


Poetry books

Collected Poems

Heard it in the Playground

Please Mrs Buttler