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  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241385432
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $14.99

Baby on Board




The fantastical story of a baby swept out to sea, and the brave toys who bring him safely home: a future classic, beautifully told and illustrated

A lyrical and epic story about a baby and a trio of toys, and their adventure on the high seas. Beautifully told by master storyteller Allan Ahlberg and stunningly illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark in their first standalone picture-book collaboration.

  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241385432
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as Each Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark is one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators. She is the author of the immensely popular Blue Kangaroo series and many other books, and has illustrated books by Roald Dahl, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Peter Dickinson, Michael Morpurgo and, most recently, Quentin Blake.

Praise for Baby on Board

A lyrical text recalls iconic Ahlberg works like Peepo, here with added drama and adventure. Chichester Clark's nostalgic pictures perfectly complement the text to create a classic feel.

The Bookseller

Emma Chichester Clark's sunny illustrations of the beach and children playing bring Ahlberg's magic to life.

The Sunday Times

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