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The Pencil

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The Pencil
Written by Allan Ahlberg
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763660884
ISBN-13: 9780763660888
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The Pencil

author: Allan Ahlberg
illustrator: Bruce Ingman

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)
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Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 9 5/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Art & Architecture; Humorous Stories; Imagination & Play;
author’s comments:
Allan Ahlberg is the acclaimed author of numerous picture books, including Previously and The Runaway Dinner. His other books include The Shopping Expedition and The Baby in the Hat, both illustrated by André Amstutz, and the popular Jolly Postman series. He lives in Bath, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Bruce Ingman is the award-winning illustrator of Previously and The Runaway Dinner, as well as Boing! by Sean Taylor. He lives in London.
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