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The Man Who Wore All His Clothes Paperback – 8 Apr 2002
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"* "I can't wait for the next Gaskitt story!" Literacy and Learning. [Now you don't have to! The second title, The Woman Who Won Things, also out this month!] * "The first in a series about the Gaskitts, who must surely be destined for greatness." The Sunday Times * "Huge fun and ideal for early readers." The Independent on Sunday * "This book is a joy, made the more so by McEwen's bright, clear, funny and touching pictures, which capture perfectly the Ahlberg humour. Every page is a triumph, text and illustration in partnership drawing the reader on through this romp of a story, which shimmers with life and laughter. Long live the Gaskitts." TES Primary * "A delight from beginning to end. The pictures are outstanding and mark the advent of a really inspired illustrator." The Financial Times
About the Author
Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books, particularly in partnership with his wife Janet, who died in 1994. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books: Burglar Bill; Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan's other books for Walker include the Red Nose Readers; The Mysteries of Zigomar; Monkey Do!; Mockingbird; The Bravest Ever Bear; The Snail House; Treasure Hunt and the second in the series about the Gaskitt family, The Woman Who Won Things. Katharine McEwen is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, several titles in the Walker Brand New Readers series; the Read Me series; and four Sam's Science books.
Top customer reviews
Fortunately, I found this wonderful book instead. Alan Ahlberg is a favourite from my own childhood and it's great to see that he's still turning out great books for children - in fact, he seems to be at the peak of his form as an author. I just wish he'd written this one when I was 6!
It's quirky but not self-consciously so, and pitched at just the right level for a 6-yr-old's reading abilities without being patronising or "talking down" to the reader. And it is very, very funny - it has had my son in stitches.
The pictures are great too. It was sad when Janet Ahlberg died a few years ago and her distinctive style of illustration is much missed, but fortunately Katherine McEwen has her own equally delightful style and adds another level of humour to the story.
Never mind "Funny Stories for 6 Year Olds" - if you want to encourage your children to read, introduce them to Alan Ahlberg. You won't be able to prise the book out of their hands!
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