Baby on Board by Allan Ahlberg

Baby on Board  by Allan Ahlberg  (Author), Emma Chichester Clark (Illustrator)

Hardcover:           40 pages

Age Range:           3 – 5 years

Publisher:              Puffin

Publish Date:        7th June 2018-05-21


Once, many years ago,

there was a baby,

in his pram,

with his sisters

and their sandwiches and lemonade

and toys . . .


A lyrical and epic story about a baby and a trio of toys, and their adventure on the high seas. Beautifully told by master storyteller Allan Ahlberg and stunningly illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark in their first standalone picture-book collaboration.


Janet Ahlberg (21 October 1944 – 13 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.[a]


Janet Ahlberg won two Kate Greenaway Medals for illustrating their books and the 1978 winner Each Peach Pear Plum was named one of the top ten winning works for the 50th anniversary of the Medal (1955–2005). In the U.S. it was published by Viking Press in 1979 as Each Peach Pear Plum: an “I Spy” story; the national library catalogue summary explains, “Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play ‘I spy’ with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.”

Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Emma Chichester Clark (Born 15 October 1955)

Emma studied art at the Royal College of Art. She has worked as a freelancer for magazines, publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, but now dedicates most of her time to children’s books