My Worst Book Ever

My Worst Book Ever

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Picture books are such good fun and so is making them-- but who knew there were so many things that could go wrong? This is the story of a picture book doomed from the very start. Allan has a good idea for a book about a crocodile, but every time he sits down to write, he's interrupted. The manuscript gets soaked in coffee, nibbled by snails, and when Bruce gets started on the pictures, he gets overexcited and draws a hippo, not a crocodile, at which point the publishers get overexcited too--they want a dinosaur and experiment with all kinds of different fonts. Allan and Bruce finally think they've straightened things out, when the book goes off to the printer and--you guessed it--the trouble really starts. My Worst Book Ever is a clever and amusing introduction to the process of writing books for children, and they--along with their parents--will be delighted to see how hilariously wrong Allan and Bruce's book turns out.
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780500650905
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ingman, Bruce - Illustrator


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Oct 12, 2018

Great book about all the work that goes into making books!

Sep 28, 2018

When I saw this at the library, I almost didn't get it because it's a little longer than most books we read at bedtime. My goodness, am I glad I grabbed it anyway! My boys were tickled and entranced. My husband and I were too.

haklh Sep 26, 2018

Everybody repeat after me:
"Allan Ahlberg is the best"

This is really funny and needs to be read in a British accent.
(plus you learn a bit about how a picture book is made)

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