author: Allan Ahlberg
illustrator: Bruce Ingman
The Pencil has been named the #1 children's book of 2008 on TIME Magazine's list of Top Ten Children's Books for 2008!
Once a pencil draws a little boy, there’s no telling what will come next — a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to color in an ever-expanding group of family and friends. But it’s not long before the complaints begin — "This hat looks silly!" "My ears are too big!" — until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw . . . an eraser. Oh, no! In the hands of Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman, creators of The Runaway Dinner and Previously, can anything but havoc and hilarity ensue?
"Clever and suspenseful, a surefire delight." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)