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Nine captivating, classic stories by Pamela Allen, perfect for sharing with children.

Gather the children together and be captivated by this collection of classic stories by award-winning writer and illustrator Pamela Allen.

Between these covers you will meet playful characters facing all sorts of situations. What happens when Alexander the duckling gets stuck? What is Old Tom to do when he can't catch Belinda the cow to milk her? How many new siblings does Cuthbert have? And exactly who sank that boat?

Full of imagination and with moments of hilarity, this treasury contains nine much-loved stories that are perfect to read aloud, to share, and to read over and over again.


This could be subtitle Pamela Allen: a treasure. Her books have delighted pre-schoolers, parents, early childhood educators and others for generations now ... This would make a fabulous gift for littlies, but it will give the adult who reads to them just as much pleasure.

Sue Easterman, Booksellers NZ

The bedtime storybook to end them all. This anthology of New Zealand stories are fun to read for grown-ups and with plenty of rhythm and rhyme, suspense and silly laughs for the kids.

Linda Thompson, Bay of Plenty Times

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 31, 2016

    Picture Puffin

    280 pages

    RRP $34.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Pamela Allen

Who Sank The Boat?
Mr McGee & the Biting Flea
A Bag and a Bird
Mr McGee and the Elephants
Hetty's Day Out
The Big Fish
The Man With the Messy Hair
One Sunday
Fat Ferdie
The Toymaker & the Bird
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
My Buggy Book of Animals
Where's The Gold?
Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella
Shhh! Little Mouse
Is Your Grandmother A Goanna?
Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread
The Potato People
Grandpa and Thomas
Inside Mary Elizabeth's House
Can You Keep a Secret?
Mr McGee & the Perfect Nest
The Pear in the Pear Tree


Slinky Malinki
Speccy-tacular AFL Stories
Are We There Yet?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
We're All Wonders
Where is The Green Sheep?
Each Peach Pear Plum
Where's Spot?
Book With No Pictures
Who Sank The Boat?
Koala Lou
Peppa Pig: Goodnight Peppa
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Baby Bedtime
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas Fun Sticker Activity Book
The All New Must Have Orange 430
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit Board Book
All Through the Year
Tiddalick the Frog Who Caused a Flood