author: Allan Ahlberg
illustrator: Bruce Ingman
Do you know what Jack and Jill were arguing about before they went up the hill? And what happened before that? Every story, every person, and every thing started somewhere. Author Allan Ahlberg and illustrator Bruce Ingman, the whimsical team behind The Runaway Dinner and The Pencil, reverse direction in this clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever . . . before.
"Read this book aloud so that youngsters can chime in. . . . Children will delight in this energetic, amusing, and very approachable tale."
—School Library Journal