Each Peach Pear Plum

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1978

Each Peach Pear Plum

by Allan Ahlberg

illustrated by Janet Ahlberg

London: Viking Press, 1978

30 pp

Ages: infant +

Interests: nursery rhymes, eye-spy, puzzles, poetry

Also by these authors: Burglar Bill, The Jolly Postman, The Jolly Christmas Postman

This simple book – available in board book format for babies – is a wonderful ‘interactive’ puzzle book for the very young. On each page is a couplet and a bright, cheery illustration. The reader is given the task of finding a well-known nursery rhyme character hiding on each page.

Tom Thumb in the cupboard

I spy Mother Hubbard

Once all of them have been spotted, they all gather at the end for delicious plum pie. (Even the wicked witch, who looks to be on her best behaviour.)

Children who know the old nursery rhymes will love this book, but even if they don’t, it’s a fun ‘beginner eye spy’ puzzle book.

(This title on amazon.)

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