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eBook Half a Pig ePub

by Jessica Ahlberg,Allan Ahlberg

  • ISBN: 0744592356
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Jessica Ahlberg,Allan Ahlberg
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gardners Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (April 30, 2004)
  • Pages: 40
  • ePub book: 1103 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1578 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf doc mbr
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 464

Description

Janet Ahlberg (21 October 1944 – 15 November 1994), née Janet Hall, and Allan Ahlberg (born 5 June 1938) were a British married couple who created many children's books.

Janet Ahlberg (21 October 1944 – 15 November 1994), née Janet Hall, and Allan Ahlberg (born 5 June 1938) were a British married couple who created many children's books, including picture books that regularly appear at the top of "most popular" lists for public libraries. They worked together for 20 years until Janet died of cancer in 1994. Allan wrote the books and Janet illustrated them. Allan Ahlberg has also written dozens of books with other illustrators.

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books. Jessica Ahlberg was a great inspiration to her parents' work, and is the baby featured on the back cover of "Peepo!" with Janet and Allan.

Ahlberg, Allan; Ahlberg, Jessica, il. Esmeralda the pig is jointly owned by kindly Mrs. Harbottle and her nasty ex-husband Mr. Harbottle who wants to turn Esmeralda into sausages.

Ahlberg, Allan; Ahlberg, Jessica, ill. Publication date. Leaf 2,8,47 text cut off.

Allan Ahlberg cuts to the chase in this madcap tale illustrated by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg, in her picture-book debut. The horrid Mr. Harbottle eats so many sausages he’s beginning to look like one. And now he even has designs on poor Esmerelda, a pig half-owned by the (former) Mrs. Harbottle. In the hands of Allan Ahlberg, this can only mean the chase is on! Featuring the bra Allan Ahlberg cuts to the chase in this madcap tale illustrated by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg, in her picture-book debut.

Why worry about how to teach reading when Allan Ahlberg is creating books like Half a Pig? Throw out those primers and just look at what Ahlberg can offer in a stylishly produced picture-book format

Why worry about how to teach reading when Allan Ahlberg is creating books like Half a Pig? Throw out those primers and just look at what Ahlberg can offer in a stylishly produced picture-book format. Designed to make readers of any level feel confident, Ahlberg's story is told through his words and his daughter Jessica's illustrations, which are both simple enough in their soft line to delight those who start reading early and sophisticated enough not to seem simplistic

Her slight colored-pencil drawings dance spryly in and around the text blocks, using graphic devices like arrows, dashes, charts and word bubbles to amplify the action and make merry with the printed page. Allan Ahlberg's warm, inclusive and often ridiculous tone is intended to instill reader confidence without condescending. He even encourages children to write their own stories. Allan Ahlberg cuts to the chase in this madcap tale illustrated by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg, in her picture-book debut. Harbottle eats so many sausages he's beginning to look like one. In the hands of Allan Ahlberg, this can only mean the chase is on!

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books. Jessica Ahlberg was a great inspiration to her parents' work, and is the baby featured on the back cover of Peepo! with Janet and Allan. Country of Publication. Pre-School & Picture Books.

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Comments

Doriel Doriel
This book is awash with flash and technique but lacks the requisite warmth for an engaging read. Mr. and Mrs. Harbottle were each awarded half of Esmerelda the pig upon their divorce. Mr. Harbottle ("a horrid man with uncombed hair and dirty fingernails") wants his half served on a plate, preferably with gravy. To him, Esmeralda is just a plateful of sausage waiting to happen.

Harbottle and some young toughs steal the pig and head over to the "Pig and Whistle" pub. They lose time debating how to divide the poor pig to ensure that each former partner gets exactly half. Two kids, a dashing young policeman, and a chase through an English town later, Esmerelda escapes and the thieves are caught.

"Like the Pied (pig ) Piper she led those villains ( by the noose , as it were) across a couple of gardens...back at last full circle to her own home patch..." The linked footnote reads: "Yes, I know, 'straight and true' and 'full circle,' but somehow it feels right."

Allan Ahlberg writes some other droll humor into this elliptical story, and daughter Jessica Ahlberg captures the reader's eye with various arrows, diagrams, and other objects, and diagrams mixed into her otherwise soft illustrations. However, there's a somewhat heavy-handed approach at unconventionality--addressing the audience in the first person, self-referential statements about the book and about writing, some offbeat throwaway humor--that is geared more towards young adults than towards kids. Both the story and the bits about inserting interesting words here and there seem most appropriate for a younger audience.

This is an ambitious book that strives for innovation and modernity. At times, it succeeds. I found, however, that the author's disengaged tone and the disunity of the illustrations works against any emotional involvement with the pig, the people, or the narrative. Interesting elements are trotted out (and some people will enjoy these), but the story as a whole is subordinate to them.
Kerdana Kerdana
This book is just awful. I read it to my 3 yr. old and was appalled by the "mean-ness" of this book. The ex wife hits the ex husband on the nose with a wooden spoon. Is this something we want to teach our kids? The ex husband sends thugs over to steal the pig. Who would write a book like this for kids?