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The Baby's Catalogue (Picture Puffin) Paperback – 27 Sep 1984

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (27 Sept. 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140503854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140503852
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 0.4 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Allan Ahlberg, former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and gravedigger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over a hundred children's books and is the author of the prize-winning Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman. He has also written prize-winning fiction and poems for older readers. Allan lives in Bath.


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By A Customer on 13 Nov. 2000
Format: Paperback
A wonderful book. Hours of entertainment and fun for adults and very young babies. Lots of detailed drawings outlining a gently humourous view of English life that transcends national boundaries. Faintly nostalgic, beautifully observed, and beyond peers in publishing for the very young. If any body tells you your newborn cannot see details, this book will prove them wrong.
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When we were given this book by our neighbour we were surprised that there was no written story to it, but its a fantastic book and it gets you talking with your child. our little one is coming up for 20 months and hasn't put this down for the last 12 months! So many objects/situations/colours/animals and move of all babies, children and mummy's and daddy's - you just cannot run out of things to talk about and it learnt us that you do not necessarily need a story to follow, children are just so happy with you talking to them.
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By A Customer on 28 Dec. 2005
Format: Paperback
Beautiful pictures of the everyday objects familiar to young children, drawn with a sense of humour (my toddler laughs hysterically at the baby that has fallen into the toilet!) and a real sense of nostalgia. One of the most charming baby books I have seen.
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This book is wonderful for new babies and new parents. There is no story just words of things and lots of pictures. It is ideal for parents who want to bring the world of books to their very young children. It gives you the opportunity to interact with your baby, telling them about what things are and as they get older you can discuss what is happening with them. A real gem of a book.
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I bought "The Baby's Catalogue" for my 16-month old daughter, Ruby. She loves to point at her favourite everyday things pictured in the book like the radio; the baby sitting on the potty examining his belly-button; the washing machine and the guinea pig (she even makes guinea pig 'squeaks' now when she sees the picture!). I like the way the book consists mainly of illustrations - it means that I can describe these pictures to Ruby in my own way. I also like how variations of the same object are pictured. Ruby points out which teapot or pram she likes. I pointed at the pram with two babies inside and asked, "Would Ruby like two babies?" and she quickly replied, "No!"! I find the pictures so charming and familiar. "The Baby's Catalogue" is a beautifully quaint book and it appears that there has been a lot of thought behind it's layout. It is a lot of fun!
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This is a great book to read to young babies in order to aquaint them with the whole book experience. There is no plot to follow, just simple words, with lots of pictures. For the adult, you can connect the pictures of the various families into a narrative (if you want). For the baby, there is recognition of the objects they use daily and the joy of sharing a book with someone they love. Thoroughly recommended.
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My mum bought this for my daughter when she was about 6 months old and she loved looking at the pictures with us talking about what was happening. It really helped her to speak, she learnt all the words in the book and now at 2 1/2 she still loves it, reading it to her dolls and making up stories.
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By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2005
Format: Board book
My son loves this book. There are pages of illustrations grouped by theme but containing characters from the same 5 families. Each page has lots of things he can point at and that i can describe to him. There are lots of everday things and situations to recognise from getting up in the morning, eating, playing, people and places.
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