There is this book that I love called Each Peach Pear Plum.
Currently we have a hardback cover that I found out of serendipity in a Bali bookstore between princesses and transformer sticker books.
Right now I’m on the second copy of this book, I’m not sure where the first copy is but I think it’s hidden in between all the other hundreds of books at my father’s house.
Have you ever played the game “I spy”? If you have then you will love this book with classic fairy tale characters like Mother Hubbard and The Three Bears.
Small Kiddo loves finding Tom Thumb and Baby Bunting’s pacifier.
The frog had it!
Janet and Allan Ahlberg is easily my favorite artistic family. A writer, an illustrator and then a baby that became an illustrator.
Back in the late seventies, Allan Ahlberg was married to his first wife Janet and they wrote and illustrated such classics like Each Peach Pear Plum, Peepo and The Joly Postman.
In the back of the book Peepo, Janet illustrated the family inluding the family cat and it’s just the loveliest thing you’ve ever seen.
I get a kick out of how the first printing of Each Peach Pear Plum is 1978, the year I was born. Together the Ahlberg’s published 37 books together and every single one is a beautiful piece of art. The most popular of all of the books is definitely Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan Ahlberg said in an interview for the Telegraph UK;
“If I had stayed in my little terraced house in Leicestershire, I could have lived off Each Peach Pear Plum for the rest of my life.”