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Each Peach Pear Plum (Viking Kestrel picture books) [Special Edition] [Hardcover]

Janet Ahlberg , Allan Ahlberg
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)

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30 Oct 2003 Viking Kestrel picture books
This is an "I Spy" game involving all the best-loved nursery characters, from Cinderella to the Three Bears to the Wicked Witch. Its gentle rhyme and illustrations should make it an ideal picture book for young children.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Children's Books; 25th Anniversary edition edition (30 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670914002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670914005
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,082,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Each Peach Pear Plum. I spy Tom Thumb!" In this engaging, interactive book for the very young, familiar nursery-rhyme characters such as Mother Hubbard and Baby Bunting sneak their way into the gentle drawings. Even young children who might not know all the fairy-tale stars can find them lurking in the cupboard, on the stairs or deep in the woods. In the happy finale, the whole cast meets up for plum pie in the sun, where the little one on your lap will gleefully find everyone. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Between 1975 and 1994 Janet and Allan Ahlberg created thirty-seven extraordinary books together. Their titles have been translated into twenty one languages and their books have won many UK and international awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice) and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award. Their bestselling titles include The Baby's Catalogue, Peepo! and The Jolly Postman. Allan lives in Bath.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Would Make A Lovely Gift! 29 Aug 2006
By L.A.W
Format:Board book
This book has a lovely simple rhyming rhythm thats easy for children to follow.

With beautiful framed pictures and pages its a lovely book to read and share with your child, exploring both pictures and text... Perfect as a gift for any expectant parents!

The board backed pages are perfect for eager children and babies and allows them to love this book for as long as possible!

Highly recommended!
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, catchy and an instant favourite 25 Sep 2000
Format:Board book
This was given to our 2 year old and within days became a favourite (had to go to bed with it, take it in the car etc). The catchy words and detailed pictures which invite exploration make it a book with many layers. With so many references to other childhood rhymes and stories it ensures parents never get bored either.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars smaller than I realised 10 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely book that i had read to my children and was now buying for my first grandchild. However, I just hadn't spotted that it was a pocket size version of the book so was disappointed as it seems harder for very young children to spot the hidden characters. Nevertheless, it will fit in my daughter in law's bag and it is timeless. If you don't know it, it's really worth getting and never gets boring for the adult who is reading it, just check the size more carefully than I did.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I spy a good book 16 July 2010
By Bebopa Lula VINE VOICE
Format:Board book
Each Peach Pear Plum is a children's book which was written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Janet Ahlberg. Allan and Janet were husband and wife and had a number of successful children's books published together.

Each Peach Pear Plum was first published in 1978 and is a classic children's book which many young adults will remember from their childhood. It's one of those books that has really lasted the test of time and appeals as much to children now as it did over 30 years ago.

There are 2 versions of this book - a board version or paperback version. We have the board version which is how it was originally published. The board version is very good as the pages are very thick and durable, they can't be torn and the whole book can be wiped clean. It's also very easy for little fingers to turn the pages. The book has 32 pages which is more than a fair amount for a children's book.

Inside the book is a piece of writing on each page and on the opposite page is a picture. There isn't much writing, just a small sentence which makes it good for children that have just started reading. The words on each page also rhyme which really makes the book flow nicely.

Each Peach Pear Plum is not only a good read but a game of 'I spy' too. The story and aim of the book is to find well known characters from nursery rhymes hidden in the pictures. It keeps my little one really engaged and interested and is a lot more fun than many other children books which seem to have too many words and not enough interaction. She really enjoys looking for the characters and feels really proud when she finds them. The pictures are nice but slightly dated, however I think this adds charm to the book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastico! 27 Jun 2005
By A Customer
Format:Board book
When I read this book I thought it was good fun. I particularly liked the way it mixed up all the characters from the different fairy tales and nursery rhymes. I really liked the pictures and my favourite picture is where they were all sitting eating pie in the sun at the end.
I think most people from 4 onwards would really enjoy this book.
Cryssie (aged 9)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best toddlers' book ever 30 Nov 2004
By A Customer
I bought this book first time for one of my children (now grown up). I love it so much that I have bought it for every new baby in my family at the first opportunity.
The book is very colourful and the last bit of each page is repeated as the first part of the next page, making it fun for children and adults to read together. A very enjoyable mother and baby read!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars amazing book let down by presentation 26 Jan 2008
As all the other reviews say, this is an out and out classic children's book - a must have.
This copy, however, is dreadful. The paper is thin and overly glossy, making it difficult to get to the next page and it could do with being bigger as it's really all about the pictures. I bought where the wild things are at the same time and that is amazingly presented, highlighting the problem with this further. This seems like a pamphlet or concert programme - cheap.
Save money and get the board book. It's smaller but the pictures are sharper.

Edit to add; OK so this is a few years on and I must admit - after the dissapointment of this classic having such a bad print run - the copy we bought is still going strong and hasn't ripped or anything. I'd still recommend the board book though, if the quality is the same as 2008. A.O'C.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exquisite book -- a firm favourite 19 Dec 2008
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful story that my daughter has loved since she was very young. At first she just enjoyed listening to the story but she is now progressing to spotting and naming different parts of the pictures (duck, baby, etc). And I know we've got plenty more life in this book as she starts to spot the different characters. The language (a big priority for me) is really well crafted, the story is light-hearted and enjoyable, and the illustrations are beautiful. Hugely recommended -- I regularly buy this book as part of a "new baby gift".
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timeless classic
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A quality book by a quality author& illustrator A sad loss to children's picture books when Janet died. Read more
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Love this book. The idea is so simple but the kids love it. Also like the chunky pages, they don't tear at all even with the clumsiest child.
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We love the story however the book was very used and falling to pieces
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